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Divided Memories and Reconciliation

This project is a multi-year comparative study of the formation of historical memory regarding the wartime period in Asia.

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April 10th, 2014

History Wars in Northeast Asia

Shorenstein APARC Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on April 10, 2014

Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin and associate director for research Daniel C. Sneider argue the United States needs to tackle the wartime history issue as U.S. president Barack Obama heads to the Asia-Pacific. The full article is featured in Foreign Affairs. Read more »



January 27th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Gi-Wook Shin

Shorenstein APARC Q&A

Gi-Wook Shin reflects on his 13 years at Stanford and talks on his current course, research collaboration, and the year ahead at Shorenstein APARC. Read more »



December 3rd, 2013

Balanced history education is essential to resolve "Northeast Asia paradox"

KSP News

Gi-Wook Shin, director of Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, says "balanced history education is needed to resolve the 'Northeast Asia paradox,' a quandary highlighted by intense territorial disputes and conflicting historical perceptions despite close economic, cultural and social exchanges between the regional countries." Read more »



September 26th, 2013

Revisionists Attempt to Turn Back Efforts to Accurately Recount Wartime History

Shorenstein APARC News

Shorenstein APARC's Daniel Sneider, associate director for research, is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education on efforts by historians in Asia to prevent revisionist changes in interpretations of wartime history.

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June 13th, 2013

Wartime memory formation in China and Japan

Shorenstein APARC News

Writing recently in Asia-Pacific Review, Daniel Sneider describes how World War II era events are depicted differently in history textbooks in China and Japan.




February 5th, 2013

Divided Memories now available in paperback and electronic format

Shorenstein APARC Announcement

Divided Memories, Shorenstein APARC's groundbreaking study of textbook depictions of World War Two, is now available in paperback and electronic (Kindle) format.




December 11th, 2012

In lead-up to election, former Japanese PM promoting revisionist agenda

Shorenstein APARC News

Many consider Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have a good chance of winning the country's December 16 general election. Daniel Sneider spoke recently to the Telegraph about the revisionist agenda Abe has been promoting during his campaign.





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