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Politics of Trauma and Memory in Sino-Japanese Relations: In Search for Reconciliation

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Seventy years have already passed since the end of the Sino-Japanese War. However, China and Japan still find it difficult to get over it, particularly in the realm of the vestige of memory and trauma. This paper argues that in order to search for reconciliation, it is significant to analyze the elements that lead China and Japan to misrecognize/misunderstand each other. Applying ontological security theory to the post-war Sino-Japanese relations, this paper examines the politics of memory and trauma of China and Japan. Specifically, it sheds light on their transition from the Cold War period to the post-Cold War.

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East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会

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