Refuting the Culture of War Amnesia or Denial in Japan

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Barbara Brooks Award 2017 City College of New York

This historiography on “war denial” or “war amnesia” in post-World War II Japan was recognized as an Outstanding Paper on East Asian History in May 2017 by the City College of New York History Department and received the Barbara Brooks Award. Countries that suffered under the Japanese during World War II, like China and South Korea, have repeatedly called on … Read More

Wide Awake: Christopher Clark’s “The Sleepwalkers” and World War I

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Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers is an eminently readable account of the events that led up to the outbreak of World War I. Written in a narrative style, but rich with detail and innovative arguments about the origins of the war, Clark’s work is meant for a general audience but will also appeal to scholars looking to broaden their understanding of … Read More

Book Review: Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction, by Kevin Kenny

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Kevin Kenny’s book, Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction, is part of a series of short introductions on a wide range of topics published by the Oxford University Press. As a very short introduction with just 109 pages of content, Kenny does his best to avoid becoming bogged down in historical details and instead focuses on elucidating the theoretical framework of … Read More