History Education and Reconciliation: Comparative Perspectives on East Asia by Unsuk HanHistory Education and Reconciliation: Comparative Perspectives on East Asia by Unsuk Han

History Education and Reconciliation: Comparative Perspectives on East Asia

EditorUnsuk Han, Takahiro Kondo, Biao Yang

Hardcover | July 19, 2012

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The legacy of crimes committed during the Second World War in East Asia is still a stumbling block for reconciliation and trustful cultural relations between South Korea, China and Japan. The presentation of this issue in history school books is in the focus of a heated public and academic debate. This book written by historians and pedagogues from the three countries offers insight into the construction of historical narratives that are often nation-centered and foster exclusive identity patterns. However, the essays also reveal approaches to a more inclusive regional concept of East Asian history that puts the textbook debate into the wider framework of transitional justice.

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Un-suk Han is a Visiting Professor of Tübingen University (Germany). His main research areas are the German question and German reunification, reconciliation and history education in Europe and East Asia. Takahiro Kondo is professor of Civic Education at Waseda University (Japan). His special interest is in the controversy over history...

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Title:History Education and Reconciliation: Comparative Perspectives on East AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:July 19, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631632843

ISBN - 13:9783631632840

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Contents: Falk Pingel: Introduction – Un-suk Han: Japanese Colonial Domination and the Second World War - Politics of Remembrance in South Korea, 1945-2011 – Hiroto Ide: The Development of History Teaching in Korea – Sei-yoon Chang: The Current History Education Curriculum and the System of Textbook Authorization in Korea – Atsuko Kawakita: The Culture of Remembrance in Contemporary Japan: International Historical Issues in the Japanese Mass Media – Ritsu Ijuin: Japan’s World History Education and the Significance of Sadao Nishijima’s Theory of the East Asian World – Biao Yang: China in Japan’s History Teaching – Yueqin Li: Teaching Chinese-Japanese Relations in History Classes of Chinese Secondary Schools – Ju-back Shin: The Second World War in World History Textbooks of Korea, China and Japan – Ping Bu: Historical Perceptions: Within the Border or beyond the Border? – Takahiro Kondo: Progress in Dialogues on History in East Asia and Future Perspectives – Jae-jeong Chung: Experiencing the Writing of a Joint History Textbook for Korean and Japanese Students – Kyung-seok Park: Remembering Wars: War Memorial Halls and Historical Disputes in Northeast Asia.