Title

East Asia and Cosmopolitan Memory

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2015

Abstract

Decades after the end of the World War II East Asia continues to struggle with lingering animosities and unresolved historical grievances in domestic, bilateral and regional memory landscapes. China, Japan and the Korea share a history of inter- and intra-violence, self-other identity construction and diametrically opposed interpretations of the past. This book offers a complete overview of the challenges of national memory and ideological rivalry for reconciliation in the East Asian region. Chapters provide authoritative analyses of contentious issues such as comfort women, the Nanjing massacre, history textbook controversies, shared heritage sites, colonial rule, territorial disputes and restitution. By interweaving memory, human rights and reconciliation the contributors actively explore real prospects of redressing past wrongs and achieving peaceful coexistence at personal as well as governmental levels.0Bringing together an international team of experts, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of East Asian studies, anthropology, gender studies, history, international relations, law, political science, and sociology, and for those interested in memory and reconciliation issues.

Discipline

East Asian Languages and Societies | Sociology

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia

Editor

Mikyoung Kim

ISBN

9781135009212

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

City or Country

Basingstoke

Additional URL

http://www.worldcat.org/title/routledge-handbook-of-memory-and-reconciliation-in-east-asia/oclc/922966731&referer=brief_results

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