Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia

Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia

David Koh Wee Hock

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812303288

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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.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 450
Author Biography:David W.H. Koh is Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Military / World War II
Page count: 212
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20071009


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