Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II: Anniversary Politics in Asia Pacific (Paperback)Daqing Yang (editor), Akira Iriye (foreword), Lily Gardner Feldman (author of contributions), Marc Gallicchio (author of contributions), Ricardo T. Jose (author of contributions), Christine Kim (author of contributions), Marlene Laruelle (author of contributions), Tze Loo (author of contributions), Mike Mochizuki (author of contributions,editor)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 222 x 151 x 15 mm
This is an excellent and timely collection of papers on divergent memories of World War II in the Asia-Pacific region. While Sino-Japanese disputes over islands and the controversies over comfort women make headlines, there is a great diversity of competing historical memories in the region, as this book captures very well. Of particular value is the book's comparative focus: it considers not only Northeast and Southeast Asia but also the United States-a key player in the Asia-Pacific War-and Germany, a historical benchmark for postwar reconciliation. -- Gi-Wook Shin, Stanford University
Every chapter offers numerous insights, and the book makes an important contribution to the growing literature on memory and Asia-Pacific reconciliation. . . . and will remain relevant as long as contested memories of this great conflict shape prospects for reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific region. * Pacific Affairs *
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