Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II
Anniversary Politics in Asia Pacific
Edited by Daqing Yang and Mike Mochizuki
Why do some governments and societies attach great significance to a particular anniversary year whereas others seem less inclined to do so? What motivates the orchestration of elaborate commemorative activities in some countries? What are they supposed to accomplish, for both domestic and international audience? In what ways do commemorations in Asia Pacific fit into the global memory culture of war commemoration? In what ways are these commemorations intertwined with current international politics? Read more.
Featuring a chapter entitled “Commemoration in Comparison: Germany’s Comprehensive and Complex ‘Culture of Remembrance’” by AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture & Politics Program Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman.
Dr. Gardner Feldman will be speaking at a book launch on August 31, 2018, at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at The George Washington University. Learn more.