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The power of memory in modern Japan

Author: Sven Saaler; Wolfgang Schwentker; European Association for Japanese Studies.
Publisher: Folkestone, UK : Global Oriental, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Due to their symbolic and iconographic meanings, expressions of `collective memory' constitute the mental topography of a society and make a powerful contribution to its cultural, political and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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International Conference of the EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies) (11th : 2005 : Vienna, Austria).
Power of memory in modern Japan.
Folkestone, UK : Global Oriental, 2008
(OCoLC)945913662
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sven Saaler; Wolfgang Schwentker; European Association for Japanese Studies.
ISBN: 9781905246380 1905246382
OCLC Number: 132316246
Description: x, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The realms of memory : Japan and beyond / Sven Saaler, Wolfgang Schwentker --
pt. 1. Memory in politics and international relations. For the nation or for the people? History and memory of the Nanjing Massacre in Japan / Takashi Yoshida ; Japan's "comfort women" and historical memory : the neo-nationalist counter-attack / Yonson Ahn ; Tokkō Zaidan : a case study of institutional Japanese war memorialization / M.G. Sheftall ; Remembering the war crimes trial : the Tokyo trial view of history / Yuki Takatori ; Historical memory and Shiba Ryōtarō : remembering Russia, creating Japan / Alexander Bukh ; Developing memories : alumni newsletters in Japanese development assistance / Annette Skovsted Hansen --
pt. 2. Institutions of memory : memorials, museums, national heroes. Remodelling public space : the fate of war monuments, 1945-48 / Michael Lucken ; the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and its exhibition / Stefanie Schäfer ; A usable past? Historical museums of the Self-Defence Forces and the construction of continuities / André Hertrich ; The new image of childhood in Japan during the years 1945-49 and the construction of a Japanese collective memory / Christian Galan ; Satō Eisaku, Yasuoka Masahiro and the re-establishment of 11 February as National Day : the political use of national memory in post-war Japan / Eddy Dufourmont ; How did Saigō Takamori become a national hero after his death? The political uses of Saigō's figure and the interpretation of seikanron / Noriko Berlinguez-Kōno --
pt. 3. Popular and intellectual representations of memory. Literary memories of the Pacific War--
fiction or non-fiction? Some criteria for further research on Japanese war literature / Harald Meyer ; The Nokorimono mode : remembering the atomic bomb in The Diary of Moriwaki Yōko / Adam Lebowitz ; Becoming insects : Imamura Shōhei and the entomology of modernity / Bill Mihalopoulos ; Memories of a liberal, liberalism of memory : Tsuda Sōkichi and a few things he forgot to mention / Joël Joos --
pt. 4. Realms of memory : centre and periphery. New dimensions in Sino-Japanese War, 1894-95 / Valdo Ferretti ; Development for preservation : localizing collective memory in 1960s Kanazawa / Peter Siegenthaler ; The remembrance of the 1871 Nakano Uprising in Takayama Village as a contemporary trauma in village life today / Selc̨uk Esenbel ; History and the construction of collective memory : positivist historiography in the age of the imperial rescript on education / Alistair Swale.
Responsibility: edited by Sven Saaler and Wolfgang Schwentker.

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