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War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan, 1945-2007: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges

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Author: Yoshiko Nozaki
Publisher: Routledge (2008)
Binding: Hardcover, 198 pages
Summary:
The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan's occupation of neighboring countries before and during the Pacific War, and which have been challenged by critics who favor a more historically balanced approach, goes to the heart of Japan's sense of itself as a nation. The degree to which Japan is willing to confront its past is not just about history, but also about how Japan defines itself at present, and going forward. This book examines the history textbook controversy in Japan. It sets the controversy in the context of debates about memory, and education, and in relation to evolving politics both within Japan, and in Japan's relations with its neighbors and former colonies. It discusses in particular the struggles of Ienaga Saburo who has made crucial contributions, including through three epic lawsuits, in challenging the official government position.
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Modern Education, Textbooks, and the Image of the Nation: Politics and Modernization and Nationalism in Korean Education: 1880-1910

Image of Modern Education, Textbooks, and the Image of the Nation: Politics and Modernization and Nationalism in Korean Education: 1880-1910 (East Asia)
Author: Yoonmi Lee
Publisher: Routledge (2000)
Binding: Hardcover, 170 pages
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...Lee's study focuses on mass education and its role in shaping new ideas about the nation and modernization...she offers interesting insights into the complex and contested area of politics and ideology in the waning years of the dynasty. –Christine J. Kim, Pacific Affairs ...Lees study focuses on mass education and its role in shaping new ideas about the nation and modernization...she offers interesting insights into the complex and contested area of politics and ideology in the waning years of the dynasty. –Christine J. Kim, Pacific Affairs
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War Memory, Nationalism, and Education in Postwar Japan, 1945-2007: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo-s Court Challenges (Kindle Edition)

Author: Yoshiko Nozaki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Binding: eBook, 198pages
Summary:
This slender book by SUNY Buffalo professor Nozaki is about as compact and insightful a study of Japanese postwar historiography as one could ever desire...The writing is clear throughout, the argument vigorous, and the use of evidence impeccable. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. - CHOICE, Aug. 2009 Vol. 46 No. 11
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