Museums, Manga, Memorials and Korean-Japanese History Wars

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  • Jeff KINGSTON Temple University, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2014.2.2.41-71

Keywords:

South Korea, Japan, museums, manga, comfort women, reconciliation

Abstract

This paper examines why the history wars between South Korea and Japan are intensifying in the 21st century and the prospects for reconciliation. South Korea’s history museums promote anti-Japanese nationalism, making it difficult to unshackle the present from the past. In 2014 there was controversy over a Japanese manga exhibit that resonates with broader bilateral disputes over colonial history ranging from the comfort women to forced labor. These battles over the shared past have become internationalized, stoking mutual vilification and jingoistic sentiments

 

 

 

 

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Published

31. 12. 2014

How to Cite

KINGSTON, Jeff. 2014. “Museums, Manga, Memorials and Korean-Japanese History Wars”. Asian Studies 2 (2): 41-71. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2014.2.2.41-71.

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