• Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu, and Edward Vickers (eds.), Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: Identity Politics, Schooling and Popular Culture

    London, Routledge, 2013, 264 pp. Review by Yves Russell Celebrations marking 70 years since Japan’s capitulation in the summer of 1945, featuring a major military…

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  • Gotelind Müller, Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC: Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

    London, New York, Routledge, 2013, XII+252 pp. Review by Yves Russell Gotelind Müller has for a number of years been studying the formation of Chinese…

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  • Gi-Wook Shin and Daniel Sneider (eds), History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    New York, Routledge, 2011, 312 pp. Since the publication of History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia in 2011, territorial and historical disputes among China, Japan, and…

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  • Gotelind Müller (ed.), Designing History in East Asian Textbooks: Identity politics and transnational aspirations, London and New York, Routledge, 2011, 290 pp.

    When the twentieth century dawned with the echoes of boots and guns, it became apparent that the national stories told in textbooks meant for innocent…

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