Northeast Asia’s Difficult Past: Essays in Collective Memory 北東アジアのこじれた過去――集合的記憶の考察

Edited by Mikyoung Kim and Barry Schwartz (Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies, 2010)

This book is the culmination of a project “Politics of Regret: Collective Memory in Northeast Asia” conducted under auspices of the HPI involving workshops that took place at the Hiroshima Peace Institute on March 7-9, 2006, and in the US on March 27-28, 2007.

[Table of Contents] 

IntroductionNortheast Asia’s Memory Problem (Barry Schwartz and Mikyoung Kim)
1The Yasukuni Shrine Conundrum: Japan’s Contested Identity and Memory (Mike M. Mochizuki)
2Japanese Pacifism: Problematic Memory (Mikyoung Kim)
3Responsibility, Regret and Nationalism in Japanese Memory (Kazuya Fukuoka and Barry Schwartz)
4Political Centres, Progressive Narratives and Cultural Trauma: Coming to Terms with the Nanjing Massacre in China, 1937-1979 (Xiaohong Xu and Lyn Spillman)
5Alternative Genres, New Media and Counter Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (Guobin Yang)
6The Changing Fate of the Chinese National Anthem (Tim F. Liao, Gehui Zhang and Libin Zhang)
7Memory Movement and State-Society Relationship in Chinese World War II Victims’ Reparations Movement Against Japan (Bin Xu and Gary Alan Fine)
8Exacerbated Politics: The Legacy of Political Trauma in South Korea (Don Baker)
9The Chosŏn Monarchy in Republican Korea, 1945-1965 (Christine Kim)
10Parallax Visions in the Dokdo/Takeshima Disputes (Heonik Kwon)
Epilogue:Caught between Contentions and Dialogues: Historical Memories in Northeast Asia (Jae-Jung Suh)