Memory: Troublesome, Irrepressible, and (Painfully) Illuminating

"Readings from Asia" highlights significant recent scholarship published in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese, in order to bring it to the attention of a wider, international readership. This issue of Cross-Currents features a review by Kyu Hyun Kim (University of California, Davis) of two recent titles in Japanese: Nakano Satoshi’s 東南アジア占領と日本人: 帝国・日本の解体 and 東アジアの記憶の場, edited by Itagaki Ryūta, Chŏng Chi-yŏng, and Iwasaki Minoru. Kim recommends both books, with their “even-handed understanding of the corrective power of memory as well as its pitfalls,” to Japanese-language readers interested in the intersection of memory and history, as well as to students of modern Japanese and Korean history.

Memory: Troublesome, Irrepressible, and (Painfully) Illuminating

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