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Harvard East Asian Monographs 278

War Memory and Social Politics in Japan, 1945–2005

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$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

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  • Figures and Tables
  • Introduction
  • I. War Memory and Democratic Rebuilding
    • 1. The Politics of Essentialism: The Association of Shinto Shrines
    • 2. Fashioning National Heroes: The Japan Association of War-bereaved Families
    • 3. Forging Political Subjectivity: The Japan Teachers’ Union
    • 4. People’s Diplomacy: The Japan–China Friendship Association
    • 5. Commemorative Pacifism: The Japan Memorial Society for the Students Killed in the War
  • II. The Political Dynamics of War Memory
    • 6. War Memory and Generational Change: Refashioning Special Interests
    • 7. Memory between Special and National Interests: Japan and Asia
    • 8. Patronizing the War Dead: The Contested Rites of Official Memory
  • III. Changing Geographies of Memory
    • 9. The Politics of Apology
    • 10. Cultures of Commemoration at Century’s End
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

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