ERIC Number: ED534334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
History Education and Reconciliation: Comparative Perspectives on East Asia
Han, Un-suk, Ed.; Kondo, Takahiro, Ed.; Yang, Biao, Ed.; Pingel, Falk, Ed.
Peter Lang Frankfurt
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. Contents include: (1) Introduction (Falk Pingel); (2) Japanese Colonial Domination and the Second World War: Politics of Remembrance in South Korea, 1945-2011 (Un-suk Han); (3) The Development of History Teaching in Korea (Hiroto Ide); (4) The Current History Education Curriculum and the System of Textbook Authorization in Korea (Sei-yoon Chang); (5) The Culture of Remembrance in Contemporary Japan: International Historical Issues in the Japanese Mass Media (Atsuko Kawakita); (6) Japan's World History Education and the Significance of Sadao Nishijima's Theory of the East Asian World (Ritsu Ijuin); (7) China in Japan's History Teaching (Biao Yang); (8) Teaching Chinese-Japanese Relations in History Classes of Chinese Secondary Schools (Yueqin Li); (9) The Second World War in World History Textbooks of Korea, China and Japan (Ju-back Shin); (10) Historical Perceptions: Within the Border or beyond the Border? (Ping Bu); (11) Progress in Dialogues on History in East Asia and Future Perspectives (Takahiro Kondo); (12) Experiencing the Writing of a Joint History Textbook for Korean and Japanese Students (Jae-jeong Chung); and (13) Remembering Wars: War Memorial Halls and Historical Disputes in Northeast Asia (Kyung-seok Park).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Role of Education, Politics of Education, Historical Interpretation, Historiography, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Curriculum, Cultural Influences, International Relations, Conflict Resolution, World History, Asian History, Textbooks, Debate, War, Historians, Mass Media, History Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; Japan; South Korea