November 7, 2014/ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

UCLA Royce Hall Room 314

Colloquium: That noble dream?

Reflections on history dialogue and reconciliation in East Asia

Presentation by professor Daqing Yang, George Washington University

The first decade of the 21st century saw a wave of history dialogues and jointly authored history school books in East Asia. This talk examines the genesis, the dynamics, as well as the implications of this unprecedented development for the unfinished task of historical reconciliation in the region. 

Daqing Yang graduated from Nanjing University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Specializing in the history of modern Japan, his research interests include the Japanese empire, technological developments in modern Japan, and the legacies of World War II in East Asia. Professor Yang is a founding co-director of the Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia Pacific program based in the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University.

Download file: thatnobledream-hz-jal.pdf

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Pacific Center