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Divided Memories and Reconciliation

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July 25th, 2014

Gi-Wook Shin: How can Northeast Asia resolve its history wars?

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, KSP News

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin says now is the time for Northeast Asia to address divided memories because ignoring them would be dangerous and a missed opportunity to learn from history. Read more »



May 8th, 2014

Shorenstein APARC convenes Track II dialogue on wartime history issues in Asia

Shorenstein APARC Press Release

Shorenstein APARC will host a closed-door dialogue on wartime historical memory on May 11-13, co-sponsored by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat. Participants include scholars from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States, along with Stanford scholars. +PDF+ 2 transcripts available
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April 23rd, 2014

Tides of nationalism rise in Asia, Stanford scholars offer historical lens

Shorenstein APARC News

Experts at FSI's Shorenstein APARC offer insight on the growing tensions across Northeast Asia, exploring the connection to historical memories of World War II in a multi-year comparative study. Scholars also provided recent commentary through various media interviews. Read more »



April 10th, 2014

History Wars in Northeast Asia

Shorenstein APARC Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on April 10, 2014

Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin and associate director for research Daniel C. Sneider argue the United States needs to tackle the wartime history issue as U.S. president Barack Obama heads to the Asia-Pacific. The full article is featured in Foreign Affairs. Read more »



January 27th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Gi-Wook Shin

Shorenstein APARC Q&A

Gi-Wook Shin reflects on his 13 years at Stanford and talks on his current course, research collaboration, and the year ahead at Shorenstein APARC. Read more »



December 3rd, 2013

Balanced history education is essential to resolve "Northeast Asia paradox"

KSP News

Gi-Wook Shin, director of Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, says "balanced history education is needed to resolve the 'Northeast Asia paradox,' a quandary highlighted by intense territorial disputes and conflicting historical perceptions despite close economic, cultural and social exchanges between the regional countries." Read more »



September 26th, 2013

Revisionists Attempt to Turn Back Efforts to Accurately Recount Wartime History

Shorenstein APARC News

Shorenstein APARC's Daniel Sneider, associate director for research, is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education on efforts by historians in Asia to prevent revisionist changes in interpretations of wartime history.

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