Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By successful completion of this course, students will be able to
- engage the current territorial and political tension of Asia from a historical perspective;
- understand how to engage with different perspectives presented by scholars from different countries;
- develop an understanding of theories and practices of reconciliation in various cultural contexts;
- identify the historical, economic and political underpinnings of memory of conflict in Asia;
- identify possibilities and challenges to reconciliation in Asia.
Indicative AssessmentParticipation in discussion 10%
Written response papers (10 written response papers to the readings, 300 words each) 20%
Essay Proposal 10%
Annotated bibliography 10%
Essay (3000-3500 words) 50%
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Barkan, Elizar, The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Negotiating Historical Injustices (New York, W. W. Norton, 2000).
Breen, John, Yasukuni, the War Dead and the Struggle for Japan's Past (Columbia University Press, 2008)
Camilleri, Joseph A. and Sven Schottmann, Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia: Negotiating Tense Pluralisms (London: Routledge, 2013)
Christie, Kenneth and Robert Cribb (ed.) Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002).
Fujitani, T.; White Geoffrey M. and Yoneyama, Lisa, Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s) (Durham NC, Duke University Press, 2001).
Gibney, Mark, and Erik Roxstom, 'The Moral Functions of an Apology', (Rodney C. Roberts eds.) Injustice and Rectification (New York: Peter Lang, 2002), pp.111-123.
Jager, Shiela Miyoshi and Mitter, Rana, Ruptured Histories: War, Memory and the Post-Cold War in Asia (Cambridge Mass., Harvard University Press, 2007).
Kwak, Jun-Hyeok and Melissa Nobles, Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation (London: Routledge, 2013)
Lee, Seokwoo and Hee Eun Lee, Dokdo: Historical Appraisal and International Justice (Martinus Nijhoff, 2011)
Morris-Suzuki, Tessa; Low, Morris; Petrov, Leonid and Tsu, Timothy Y. East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Addressing the Ghosts of Conflict (London, Routledge, 2013)
Nozaki, Yoshiko and Mark Selden, ‘Japanese Textbook Controversies, Nationalism, and Historical Memory: Intra- and Inter-national Conflicts’ (JapanFocus, 2011-07-27, http://www.japanfocus.org/-Mark-Selden/3173)
Pan, Junwu, Toward a New Framework for Peaceful Settlement of China's Territorial and boundary disputes (Martinus Nijhoff, 2009)
Wilson, Trevor, Myanmar's Long Road to National Reconciliation (Singapore, 2006)
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