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Ruptured Histories

War, Memory, and the Post–Cold War in Asia

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674024717

Publication Date: 04/30/2007


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

22 halftones, 2 tables


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Reenvisioning Asia, Past and Present [Sheila Miyoshi Jager and Rana Mitter]
  • 1. Relocating War Memory at Century’s End: Japan’s Postwar Responsibility and Global Public Culture [Franziska Seraphim]
  • 2. Operations of Memory: “Comfort Women” and the World [Carol Gluck]
  • 3. Living Soldiers, Re-lived Memories? Japanese Veterans and Postwar Testimony of War Atrocities [Daqing Yang]
  • 4. Kamikaze Today: The Search for National Heroes in Contemporary Japan [Yoshikuni Igarashi]
  • 5. Lost Men and War Criminals: Public Intellectuals at Yasukuni Shrine [Ann Sherif]
  • 6. The Execution of Tosaka Jun and Other Tales: Historical Amnesia, Memory, and the Question of Japan’s “Postwar” [Harry D. Harootunian]
  • 7. China’s “Good War”: Voices, Locations, and Generations in the Interpretation of the War of Resistance to Japan [Rana Mitter]
  • 8. Remembering the Century of Humiliation: The Yuanming Gardens and Dagu Forts Museums [James L. Hevia]
  • 9. Frontiers of Memory: Conflict, Imperialism, and Official Histories in the Formation of Post–Cold War Taiwan Identity [Edward Vickers]
  • 10. The Korean War after the Cold War: Commemorating the Armistice Agreement in South Korea [Sheila Miyoshi Jager and Jiyul Kim]
  • 11. The Korean War: What Is It that We Are Remembering to Forget? [Bruce Cumings]
  • 12. Doubly Forgotten: Korea’s Vietnam War and the Revival of Memory [Charles K. Armstrong]
  • 13. Revolution, War, and Memory in Contemporary Viet Nam: An Assessment and Agenda [Christoph Giebel]
  • Epilogue: New Global Conflict? War, Memory, and Post-9/11 Asia [Sheila Miyoshi Jager and Rana Mitter]
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Index

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