Introductory Seminar in East Asian History

Spring 2014

HIEA 1501 (1)

Introductory Seminar in East Asian History

"War and Memory in Japan"

Robert Stolz

This seminar will examine how memory either constructs and authorizes or conceals and represses specific histories. In exploring the politics of remembering and forgetting we will also pay attention to the ethical burden placed on the writing of history, especially as it pertains to Japan and the Asia-Pacific war from 1931-45. Topics will include the Nanking Massacre, sexual slavery, colonialism, Yasukuni shrine, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and others. Grading on participation, frequent in-class writing, occasional short papers, final student projects. This is NOT a course on the war itself. 

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University of Virginia
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