Practicing History at the Time of Crisis in the Globalization Consensus (detailed info)

Practicing History at the Time of Crisis  in the Globalization Consensus

An international conference sponsored and organized by JSPS research project: Developing an International Research and Education Program on Asia-Pacific War History: Comparison and Synthesis


 4-5 March 2017


Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
East Campus, Faculty Building 3 (on the 3rd floor)

Access to the university
Campus directory (please find the building No.39)

Conference Agenda

 In 2008, the political economist Dani Rodrik argued that the globalization consensus was dead after the great turmoil in international finance. Then we witnessed another predicament of the globalization consensus in 2016, the year of the Brexit referendum and Trump’s victory in the US presidential election. More political turbulence is expected in 2017. With this in mind, the third international conference organized by the JSPS joint research project “Developing an International Research and Education Program on Asia-Pacific War History: Comparison and Synthesis” will discuss the impact of the current crisis in the globalization consensus on the wider arena of practicing history, i.e., writing, teaching, and disseminating knowledge and perspectives about the modern and contemporary history of war and violence.


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東キャンパス・第3研究館 研究会議室(3階)





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“Forgetting the War through War Manga” (Lecture by Dr. Chua [Day3])

Karl Ian Chen Chua, “Forgetting the War through War Manga”

August 5 (Fri), 13:00-14:30
Hitotsubashi University, East Campus, Faculty Building 3, Research Conference Room

Reading Assignments

  • Karl Ian Cheng Chua, “Representing the war in manga”, Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts, edited by Mark Baildon et al. Taylor & Francis, 2013.
  • Akiko Hashimoto, “‘Something Dreadful Happened in the Past’: War Stories for Children in Japanese Popular Culture”, The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol.13, Issue 30, No.1 ( July 2015): 1-13.
  • Matthew Penney, “‘Why on earth is something as important as this not in the textbooks?’ –Teaching Supplements, Student Essays, and History Education in Japan”「どうしてこんなに大切なことが教科書に出て来ないのだろう」 教材、 作文、そして日本の歴史教育」The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol.12, Issue 1 ,No.0 ( Jan 2014): 1-36.
  • Shinichi Arai, “History Textbooks in Twentieth Century Japan: A Chronological Overview”, Journal of Educational Media, Memory & Society, Vol. 2, No. 2, Special Issue: Contextualizing School Textbook Revision (Autum 2010): 113-121.


Discussion points

1. What are examples of “war manga” that you are familiar with or have read?
2. What is opinion about these “war manga?”

Web sites

“Campus Tour ” (with Prof. Nakano and Prof. Okada [Day3])

Satoshi Nakano and Taihei Okada, “Campus Tour: Hitotsubashi and the Asia Pacific War”

August 5 (Fri), 10:30-12:00
meet at West Campus Main Gate at 10:20

August 5 (Fri), 10:30-12:00
meet at West Campus Main Gate at 10:20


10:30 The Memorial for the Students Died in the War at Sano-Shoin

10:40   West Campus with a map of war period

11:00   Hitotsubashi University Archive at Library building
“Students and their Campus Life under the War” with Librarian Oba Takashi

11:20   Institute of Economic Research Library
The Memorial Corner of Shigeto Tsuru-Exhibition “Shigeto Tsuru in Wartime”* with Librarian Yuko Fuji

11:50  Kanematsu Auditorium
12 :00  East Main Building


Suggested Readings

  •  “War-Time Education and Scholarship”, Hitotsubashi University, 1875-2000: A Hundred and Twenty-five Years of Higher Education in Japan, Makoto Ikema et al.,London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2000, pp.121-134.