New PDF release: Designing History in East Asian Textbooks: Identity Politics

By Gotelind Müller

ISBN-10: 0203831098

ISBN-13: 9780203831090

ISBN-10: 0415602521

ISBN-13: 9780415602525

This ebook analyses the efforts all through East Asia to set up schooling for reasons of political socialization, and particularly as a way to form notions of id. The chapters additionally learn the craze of ‘common textbook initiatives’, that have lately emerged in East Asia with the purpose of assisting to defuse tensions arguably fuelled through present practices of mutual (mis)representation. those are analysed when it comes to the East Asian political context, and in comparison with past and ongoing endeavours in different components of the realm, relatively Europe, that have been keenly saw by way of East Asian practitioners. Written through a bunch of overseas schooling specialists, chapters speak about the iconic specialise in the function of curricula in inculcating homogenous visions of the nationwide self, and certainly homogenized visions of vital 'others'. together with contributions from students and curriculum builders concerned in my opinion within the writing of nationwide and multi-national heritage textbooks this e-book may be of curiosity to scholars and students of Asian schooling, Asian heritage and comparative schooling stories. ? Gotelind M?ller is Professor of chinese language stories, collage of Heidelberg, Germany

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Li D. 李丹慧 and Shen Z. 沈志华 (2006) Zhanhou Zhong-Su guanxi ruogan wenti yanjiu 战后中苏关系若干问题研究 [Research about several issues between China and the USSR after the war], Beijing: Renmin. Mao Z. 毛泽东 (1994) ‘Zhongjian didai you liangge’ 中间地带有两个 [There are two middle zones], letter from 5 January 1965, in Mao Zedong waijiao wenxuan 毛泽 东外交文选 [Selected diplomatic writings of Mao Zedong], Beijing: Zhongyang wenxian & Shijie zhishi. Niu J. 牛军 (2006) Lengzhan shiqi de Mei-Su guanxi 冷战时期的美苏关系 [The relationship between the USSR and the USA], Beijing: Beijing daxue.

Permission has been granted by Kaifang Shidai Company. The most interesting work on this approach is Yamamuro (2001). This book presents a lot of materials and focuses on discussing the problem of ‘modern anxiety’ at the time of transformation in Japan and even Northeast Asia. It considers Northeast Asian countries’ response to the challenge of the modern West and sees them as competitors in the contest for dominance in modernisation. In his book, Yamamuro pointed out that Asianism is a transformation of the way of self-cognition after the confrontation of Northeast Asia with the Western world in the seventeenth century.

The essence of the Cold War was the economy and trade blockade by the Western capitalist world against the socialist countries, which aimed at containing the USSR. As to countries such as China, which were independent of the control of the USSR, the West took the strategy of ‘alliance and struggle’. This makes it difficult to divide the two blocs by the single criterion of social systems. At the same time, there are profound differences in the strategies of the Cold War, not only in the Western bloc, but also among the communist countries, where there are tensions and conflicts.

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