Cover: War Memory and Social Politics in Japan, 1945–2005, from Harvard University PressCover: War Memory and Social Politics in Japan, 1945–2005 in PAPERBACK

Harvard East Asian Monographs 278

War Memory and Social Politics in Japan, 1945–2005

Add to Cart

Product Details


$22.95 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674028302

Publication Date: 03/15/2008


409 pages

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

19 halftones, 2 line art, 2 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

World, subsidiary rights restricted

With this readable and accessible book, Franziska Seraphim so demolishes the notion that the Japanese have not remembered World War II (a claim long contested by Japan specialists) that there is no longer any excuse for observers of Japan, including Western-language mass media, to claim otherwise.—Kenneth J. Ruoff, Asahi Shimbun

Seraphim’s contribution to our understanding of early post-war history is highly valuable…there is no doubt that this book is an important addition to the field, and one that will be useful on both undergraduate and postgraduate reading lists.—Beatrice Trefalt, Japanese Studies

An insightful, thoughtful treatment of the interest group politics that has been part of Japan’s effort to remember and come to grips with its recent past.—W. D. Kinzley, Choice

Recent News

From Our Blog

Cover: Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present, by Harold Bloom, from Harvard University Press

Remembering Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom, the literary critic who championed the Western canon, died at age 89 last month. Lindsay Waters, HUP Executive Editor for the Humanities, looks back on their publishing history, their friendship, and Bloom’s great contributions to the literary community

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.