This book makes a groundbreaking and critical intervention into debates about war memory in the Asia Pacific region. Arguing that much is lost when the Asia Pacific War(s) are reduced to the 1941-45 war between Japan and the US, this collection challenges mainstream memories of the Second World War in favour of what were actually widespread conflicts. An international lineup of anthropologists, cultural critics, historians, literary scholars and activists recuperates marginalized or silenced memories of wars throughout the region - not only in Japan and the US, but also in China, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Okinawa, Taiwan and Korea. Specific objects of study in the volume range from photographs, animation, songs, and films to military occupations and attacks, minorities in wartime, "comfort women", commemorative events, and postwar activism in pursuing redress and reparations.
Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s)
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AuthorsFujitani, T., Geoffrey M. White et al. (eds.)
PublisherDuke University Press