Divided Memories and Reconciliation
This project is a multi-year comparative study of the formation of historical memory regarding the wartime period in Asia.
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 »
Revisionists Attempt to Turn Back Efforts to Accurately Recount Wartime HistoryShorenstein APARC in the news: Chronicle of Higher Education on September 16, 2013
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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Wartime memory formation in China and JapanShorenstein 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.
Divided Memories now available in paperback and electronic formatShorenstein 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.
In lead-up to election, former Japanese PM promoting revisionist agendaShorenstein APARC in the news: The Telegraph on December 9, 2012
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.
U.S. role resolving in contemporary territorial disputesShorenstein APARC in the news: Jiji Press on September 29, 2012
As a result of the conclusion of the San Francisco Peace Treaty, the United States bears a historic responsibility for helping resolve contemporary territorial disputes in Northeast Asia, said Daniel Sneider in a recent Jiji Press interview.
Japan-China maritime disputes a wartime legacyShorenstein APARC in the news: Rendezvous Blog, International Herald Tribune on August 16, 2012
Japan's coast guard recently detained a group of Chinese activists in the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. The longstanding territorial tug-of-war in the region is a legacy of World War Two, said Daniel Sneider in an interview.