Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

Divided Memories, Contested Histories: The Shifting Landscape in Japan

Divided Memories, Contested Histories: The Shifting Landscape in Japan
Divided memories, contested histories: The shifting landscape in Japan
AkikoHashimoto

Winners and losers remember wars differently. For every victor who remembers a good, honorable war, there is a vanquished counterpart who remembers a humiliating failure. If winners accept victory as a mostly uncomplicated affair, losers, by contrast, face a predicament of living with a discredited past that stains national history. This chapter illuminates the impact of this quandary in post-World War II Japan, and its search for a renewed identity in the global world at the turn of the century. The last years of the twentieth century proved to be a critical time for Japan to revise its national goals, yet at this pivotal time of social transition, ...

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