Legacies	of	World	War	II	in	South	and	East	Asia	(Remembering	World	War	II:	Legacies	of	the	War	Fought	in	China)
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Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia (Remembering World War II: Legacies of the War Fought in China)

by Huang Jianli

Sixty years after the end of World War II, the political and social fallout from the War is alive and divisive, as scholars in this volume show. One example is how former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine prevented China, Japan and South Korea from sitting down together to talk about Northeast Asian integration, and wider Asian integration. Another example is the question of comfort women. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement - that there is no evidence that Japan's government or army forced women to work in military brothels during the War - appeared to go back on a 1993 apology for the comfort women. How such issues of history are dealt with by countries of this region has an effect on contemporary relations among the major powers contending for leadership in East Asia.

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  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Publication Date : 2007-01-09
  • Product Code : 9789812304575C10

About Author

Huang Jianli

HUANG Jianli is Associate Professor, History Department, at the National University of Singapore.