The Department of History and the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong are co-sponsoring an international workshop on China, the Politics of Memory, and World War II. It will be held at the University of Hong Kong from 3-5 April 2013, to coincide with the first visit of Prof. Odd Arne Westad of LSE, Visiting Research Professor in the Department of History, 2013-2016. In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the memory of World War II is still hotly contested in China and Asia. The origins of the war, the Nanjing Massacre, comfort women, Japanese wartime behavior in Asia, the use of atomic weapons, collaboration, the status of the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, US policies in Asia, the relationship of the war to colonialism, and the impact of the war upon political forces within China, all remain contentious topics. The organizers encourage complete panels or papers that deal with all aspects of memories of World War II and Asia, whether historical, literary, cultural, social, and economic. Panels and papers with a comparative dimension involving other theaters of the war are also encouraged.
Please send a one-page abstract and short resume to Priscilla Roberts, Department of History, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, fax: +852 2858-9755, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 31 January 2013. Decisions on submissions can be expected by mid-February 2013.
Department of History
Room 1064, Run Run Shaw Tower
University of Hong Kong,
Phone: +852 3917-2863
Fax: +852 2858-9755
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