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East Asia Beyond the History Wars : Confronting the Ghosts of Violence.

Author/Creator:
Morris-Suzuki, Tessa.
Publication:
London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.
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Book
1 online resource (225 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Asia's Transformations Ser.
Asia's Transformations Ser.
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Subjects:
War and society -- East Asia.
Reconciliation -- Social aspects -- East Asia.
Memorialization -- East Asia.
Collective memory -- East Asia.
East Asia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
East Asia -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
East Asia is now the world's economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan's military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies, while conflicts over ownership of cultural heritage cause friction between China and Korea, and no peace treaty has ever been signed to conclude the Korean War. For over a decade, the region's governments and non-government groups have sought to confront the ghosts of the past by developing paths to reconciliation. Focusing particularly on popular culture and grassroots action, East Asia beyond the History Wars explores these East Asian approaches to historical reconciliation. This book examines how Korean historians from North and South exchange ideas about national history, how Chinese film-makers reframe their views of the war with Japan, and how Japanese social activists develop grassroots reconciliation projects with counterparts from Korea and elsewhere. As the volume's studies of museums, monuments and memorials show, East Asian public images of modern history are changing, but change is fragile and uncertain. This unfinished story of East Asia's search for historical reconciliation has important implications for the study of popular memory worldwide. Presenting a fresh perspective on reconciliation which draws on both history and cultural studies, this book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in the fields of Asian history, Asian culture and society as well as those interested in war and memory studies more generally.
Contents:
Intro
East Asia Beyond the History Wars Confronting the ghosts of violence
Copyright
Contents
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction: confronting the ghosts of war in East Asia
The statue and its shadow
Reparations, restitution and apology
Rethinking reconciliation
Framing and reframing memory: the textbook wars and beyond
The ghosts of the past
Notes
Part I Reconciliation as method
1 On the frontiers of history: territory and cross- border dialogue in East Asia
The troubled region
Forms of conflict, processes of reconciliation
Geographies of reconciliation: the China-Russia case
Korean borders as meeting places
Geography and dialogue
Notes
2 Historiography, media and cross-border dialogue in East Asia: Korea's uncertain path to reconciliation
Introduction
Korea at the centre
Historiographical conflicts
Nationalists and national history in Korea
Resolving history conflicts
Media of reconciliation
Reconciliation through film
Conclusion
Notes
3 Reconciliation onscreen: the second Sino-Japanese war in Chinese movies
Introduction
Demon
Family
Self and history in crisis
Conclusion
Notes
4 Letters to the dead: grassroots historical dialogue in East Asia's borderlands
On Ainu land
A question of violence: forced labour and its legacies
Unearthing the dead of the Uryū Dam
Etching the past in the mind, feeling the present in the body
The return of the dead
Reading the archive, speaking to the dead
Notes
Part II Reframing memories
5 Gender and representations of the war in Tokyo museums
Introduction
Yasukuni
Shōwakan
Shōkeikan
War and masculinity in Korean monuments
Conclusion
Notes
6 Remembering the unfinished conflict: museums and the contested memory of the Korean War.
Forgotten by whom?
The return of the past
The War Memorial of Korea, Seoul
The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Pyongyang
The Memorial of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, Dandong
The Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Beyond structural absence
Notes
7 Art, photography and remembering Hiroshima
Introduction
Picturing Hiroshima
Capturing shadows
Painting the sky
Conclusion
Notes
8 Heroes, collaborators and survivors: Korean kamikaze pilots and the ghosts of war in Japan and Korea
The unseen memorial
Suicide gods or reluctant recruits?
The martyr as terrorist
The obelisk and the empty grave
In the house of memories
The survivor's story
Two shrines of remembrance
History and the ethics of survival
Notes
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Low, Morris.
Petrov, Leonid.
Tsu, Timothy Y.
Other format:
Print version: Morris-Suzuki, Tessa East Asia Beyond the History Wars
ISBN:
9781136192272
9780415637459
OCLC:
827208899