'History Wars' and Reconciliation in Japan and Korea

The Roles of Historians, Artists and Activists

Editors: Lewis, Michael (Ed.)

  • Marks the first edited collection approaching Japanese-Korean relations from a historical perspective
  • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the “history wars” by bringing together experts in literature, history, government, law, and media studies
  • Appeals to policymakers and activists due to inclusion of the voices of NGO experts in civil society organizations in the project
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This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the origins and possible future direction of the Northeast Asia “history wars.” Leading scholars in history, literary studies, and education present the complex issue in a historical context by assessing its political and cultural dimensions, particularly with regards to relations between Japan and Korea. Their essays also touch on the significance of civil society efforts to advance peaceful reconciliation and the social and political forces that have worked to frustrate such efforts since 1945. At its core, this volume explores the political significance in the gap between Korean and Japanese civil society versus governmental efforts to resolve issues lingering from the Pacific War in Asia; the significance of cultural as well as political efforts to understanding historical and contemporary relations among Northeast Asian neighboring states; and specific factors—such as textbook reform, revised school curricula, and civil society education efforts— that are working to ameliorate the heretofore deadlocked “history wars.”

About the authors

Michael Lewis is Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a historian of modern Japan and its influence on modern East Asian societies and politics. He has written major studies of mass protests in Japan and popular movements for and against the prewar Japanese empire.

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“The excellent paper and printing quality of this book is a welcome sensation upon pickup. … the volume at hand is a rare and welcome chance to round out knowledge about the ‘history wars.’ … this book is a welcome addition to prior scholarship on the topic … this book will surely remain a valuable read for years to come.” (Juljan Biontino, Contemporary Japan, Vol. 30 (1), January, 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: History Wars in Postwar East Asia, 1945–2014

    Duus, Peter

    Pages 1-16

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  • Remembering Colonial Korea in Postwar Japan

    Yoshida, Takashi

    Pages 17-32

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  • The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Postcolonial Japan: State, Shrine, and Honor for Ethnic Veterans, the Fallen, and their Bereaved

    Orr, James

    Pages 33-49

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  • The “East Asian History” Elective in Korean High Schools: An Attempt at Reflective Education in Transnational Space

    Ku, Nan Hee

    Pages 51-81

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  • Japanese Textbooks in the Asian History Wars: The Waning Importance of Weapons of Mass Instruction

    Lewis, Michael

    Pages 83-106

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 128,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54102-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
'History Wars' and Reconciliation in Japan and Korea
Book Subtitle
The Roles of Historians, Artists and Activists
Editors
  • Michael Lewis
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54103-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54103-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54102-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 201
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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