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The History ProblemThe Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia$
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Hiro Saito

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824856748

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.001.0001

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The Coexistence of Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism, 1997–2015

The Coexistence of Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism, 1997–2015

(p.102) Chapter 4 The Coexistence of Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism, 1997–2015
The History Problem

Hiro Saito

University of Hawai'i Press

Between 1997 and 2015, the history problem became more complex due to changes in both domestic and international situations of the three countries. The LDP returned to power, but it had to form a coalition government with other small parties. Various new actors also entered the field, including the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform that promoted “healthy nationalism” in history education. At the same time, historians and educators in the three countries began organizing joint historical research and education projects to promote the logic of cosmopolitanism, and even the LDP-led coalition government launched bilateral joint historical research projects with South Korea and China to prevent a further escalation of the history problem. Thus, nationalist commemorations in the three countries continued to fuel the history problem, but they came to coexist, in a complex manner, with mutual cosmopolitan commemoration initiated by the governmental and nongovernmental joint projects.

Keywords:   Japan, South Korea, China, LDP, Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, nationalism, joint historical research and education project, cosmopolitanism

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