The making of the "Rape of Nanking" : history and memory in Japan, China, and the United States
"Drawing on a rich analysis of Chinese, Japanese, and American history textbooks and newspapers, Takashi Yoshida traces the evolving, and often conflicting, understandings of the Nanjing Massacre, revealing how changing social and political environments have influenced the debate. Yoshida suggests that, from the 1970s on, the dispute over Nanjing has become more lively, more globalized, and immeasurably more intense, due in part to Japanese revisionist history and a renewed emphasis on patriotic education in China. While today it is easy to assume that the Nanjing Massacre has always been viewed as an emblem of Japan's wartime aggression in China, the image of the "Rape of Nanjing" is a much more recent icon in public consciousness
Print Book, English, 2006
Oxford University Press, New York, 2006
x, 268 pages ; 25 cm.
9780195180961, 9780195383140, 0195180968, 0195383141
Japan : mobilizing the nation, sanitizing aggression
China : intolerable atrocities
United States : the "rape of Nanking"
Japan confronting the Nanjing massacre
China : in times of civil and cold war
United States : rebuilding Japan
Japan : from "victim consciousness" to "victimizer consciousness"
China : nationalizing memory of the Nanjing massacre
United States : focus on Japanese denials of the past
Japan : a war over history and memory
China : the Nanjing massacre and patriotic education
United States : rediscovery of the Nanjing massacre