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Title Yasukuni : the war dead and the struggle for Japan's past / John Breen, editor
Published [Place of publication not identified] : London : Hurst & Co., 2007


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 MELB  951.042 Bre/Ytw  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents A Yasukuni genealogy / John Breen -- Stalemate: The Yasukuni Shrine problem in Sino- Japanese relations / Caroline Rose -- A religious perspective on the Yasukuni Shrine controversy / Kevin Doak -- China, Japan and the spell of Yasukuni / Wang Zhixin -- Plumbing the depths: the Yasukuni controversy in China / Seki Hei -- Legacies of empire: the Yasukuni Shrine controversy / Takahashi Tetsuya -- And why shouldn't the prime minister worship at Yasukuni? a personal view / Nitta Hitoshi -- Yasukuni and the loss of historical memory / John Breen -- Pledge fulfilled: Prime Minister Koizumi, Yasukuni and the Japanese media / Phillip Seaton
Summary "As the first authoritative volume in English on Yasukuni, John Breen has edited a book that neither commends nor condemns the monument. Instead it renders more complex an issue that, in the media at least, has been portrayed in starkly simplistic terms. Breen presents authoritative yet divergent views on the shrine and its place in postwar Japanese diplomacy, ideology,and history. Critical contributions are written by leading Yasukuni and anti-Yasukuni Japanese intellectuals, as well as Chinese and Western commentators."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index
Subject Yasukuni Jinja (Tokyo, Japan)
Shinto and politics.
War criminals -- Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Japan -- History.
Author Breen, John, 1956-
ISBN 1850659079