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The Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University invites you to a
Special Lecture

Evolving Memory: Changes in How China Remembers Nanjing
By Dr.Yoshida Takashi, Professor of History, Western Michigan University

Dec. 20th (Thursday); 6pm
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Bldg. #10, room 301
The talk is in English; all are welcome free of charge
Influenced by both domestic and international politics, Chinese memory
of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) has changed over time.
Today the Nanjing Massacre is a symbol of Japanese wartime atrocities
in China, but the historical discourse on Nanjing has broadened since
the mid-1980s.

Takashi Yoshida will focus on the new Memorial Hall in Nanjing. Built
in 1985, when expansion is completed in December 2007 at a total cost
of $61 million the Memorial Hall will occupy more than 7.3 hectares
and be about three times larger than the original. The museum plays an
important role in public education; in 2005, more than two million
people visited the site. Yoshida will analyze the museum's goals, the
new exhibits (and what has been excluded), and the effort to avoid
demonizing all Japanese. The presentation will include slides taken at
the official commemoration ceremony on December 13, 2007, as well as a
comparison of similar Japanese war and peace museums such as Yushukan
at Yasukuni Shrine and the Peace Museum at Ritsumeikan University.

Dr. Yoshida received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and teaches
history at Western Michigan University. His publications include The
Making of the "Rape of Nanking": History and Memory in Japan, China,
and the United States (Oxford University Press, 2006). He is currently
an Abe Fellow where his project is on "Remembering War, Commemorating
Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis of Postwar Japanese Peace Activism
and Museums."



吉田 俊:西ミシガン大学史学部助教授。2005年安倍フェローとして「戦争の記憶と植民地主義の追憶:戦後日本平和運動と博物館の比較分析」を遂行中である。