Japan, China and South Korea: Cross-Border Interactions in the Study of History
Dr Mutsumi Hirano, Research Fellow, LSE
Since the 1980s, diplomatic skirmishes have erupted on and off between Japan and its neighbours over its history schoolbooks. Despite the disagreements, there has been increased cross-border cooperation between individual teachers, historians and researchers in Japan, South Korea and China. The talk will examine recent transnational and intergovernmental joint research efforts, analyse the nature of these interactions and consider what broader issues may be involved.