Item description for Contested Views of a Common Past: Revisions of History in Contemporary East Asia by Steffi Richter...
In contemporary East Asia, rapid social and political changes have led to multiple shifts in historical perspective. Recent history, marked by the experience of colonialism and wars, has become an object of intense debate both within and among Japan, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. Contested Views of a Common Past brings together renowned scholars to analyze historical revisionism in politics, historiography, education, and the media. Drawing on a number of theoretical, cross-national, and comparative perspectives, these essays demonstrate how and why historical events have been reevaluated in specific social, political, and cultural contexts. History is thus revealed not only as a source and expression of various nationalisms, but also as a starting point for trans-national understanding and reconciliation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 1.18 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2008
Publisher Campus Verlag
ISBN 3593385481 ISBN13 9783593385488
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More About Steffi Richter
Steffi Richter is professor of Japanese studies at Leipzig University.