“It is not so much that the actual ‘war history’ left to us from the prewar generation has created barriers between later generations,
what troubles us is rather the issue of ‘how to remember, narrate, and pass on’ that history”
Nowadays, we have different versions of how to remember, narrate and pass on the story of World War II in many countries. We even have many different names for it. However, each name and story has hidden different historical backgrounds and ideologies. And different versions of perceptions and interpretations in some cases can be the justification of hatred and victim mentality, in other cases, it could imply forgiveness or even collective amnesia.
This workshop will present case studies elucidating how Japan and China narrate and passes on their version of the history of WW2. This workshop aims to help students develop an understanding of how historical perceptions about WWII are shaped and how they affect contemporary international relations, especially when the perspectives clash.
17:00-18:30. 15th December, 2021
Pattajit Tangsinmunkong (Jay)
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
Jin Sato (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo)
Mark Roberts (EAA, UT)
Maki Sato (EAA, UT)
【Call for participation】
Students with interests are all welcomed to participate.
Please register by 24th November, 2021.
Students are required to watch films beforehand.
East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts, the University of Tokyo(EAA)
Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia