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ERIC Number: ED534334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 195
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-3-6316-3284-0
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).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; Japan; South Korea