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Author Saito, Hiro (Sociologist), author.

Title The history problem : the politics of war commemoration in East Asia / Hiro Saito.

Publication Info. Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cross-national fragmentation, 1945-1964 -- The growth of transnational interactions, 1965-1988 -- Apologies and denunciations, 1989-1996 -- The coexistence of nationalism and cosmopolitanism, 1997-2015 -- The legacy of the Tokyo trial -- The role of historians in the history problem.
Summary Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains embroiled in controversy with its neighbors over the war's commemoration. Among the many points of contention between Japan, China, and South Korea are interpretations of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial, apologies and compensation for foreign victims of Japanese aggression, prime ministerial visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, and the war's portrayal in textbooks. Collectively, these controversies have come to be called the 'history problem.' But why has the problem become so intractable? Can it ever be resolved, and if so, how? To answer these questions author Hiro Saito mobilizes the sociology of collective memory and social movements, political theories of apology and reconciliation, psychological research on intergroup conflict, and philosophical reflections on memory and history.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 2, 2016).
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Memorialization -- East Asia.
Nationalism and collective memory -- East Asia.
War and society -- East Asia.
East Asia -- Foreign relations.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Diplomatic relations
Nationalism and collective memory
War and society
East Asia
Other Form: Print version: Saito, Hiro (Sociologist). History problem. Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press, [2016] 9780824856748 0824856740 (DLC) 2016020564 (OCoLC)949922646
ISBN 9780824856779 (electronic bk.)
0824856775 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000059477657
CHNEW 000950794
CHVBK 483516872
GBVCP 877811873

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