The Development of Reconciliation Studies in East Asia

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March 4, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, Peace History / Studies
  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 


  1. Opening Session 8:00pm-8:30pm

Chair: Bin HUANG  <Waseda University>

Keynote Speech:Toyomi ASANO <Waseda University>

Short remarks by leaders of planned research groups for establishing reconciliation studies

 Naoyuki Umemori <Waseda University>, Sumio HATANO <Tsukuba University>, Jie Liu <Waseda University>, Reiko Tsuchiya<Waseda University>, Masaru Tonomura<Tokyo University>


  1. Session1  Reconciliation and Citizen Activism  8:30pm-10:00pm

Chair: 岡田泰平 Taihei OKADA  

Paper Presenter: 菅野敦志 Atsushi SUGANO - <名桜大学 Meio University> 


An Attempt of Reconciliation over the 2.28 Incident in Taiwan:

Focusing on Lin Tsung-Yi and Su Nan-Chou 

Paper Presenter: 加藤恵美 Emi Kato - <帝京大学 Teikyo University> 


Citizens' Movement for Postwar Compensation to and the Rights of Koreans Residing in Japan

Paper Presenter: 岡田泰平 Taihei OKADA - <東京大学 The University of Tokyo>


Citizens' Movement and Historical Consciousness in Japan: Issues and Challenges 

Discussant: Karina Korostelina - George Mason University 

Discussant: Yoshihisa AMAE - Chang Jung Christian University

Discussant: Kyungmook KIM 金敬黙 ‒ 早稲田大学 Waseda University


  • Friday, March 5, 2021


  1. Session 2  Reconciliation in Politics and Diplomacy 8:00pm-9:30pm


Chair: 半澤朝彦Asahiko HANZAWA - 明治学院大学 Meiji Gakuin University

Paper Presenter: 半澤朝彦 Asahiko HANZAWA - 明治学院大学Meiji Gakuin University


Ireland and Korea: A Comparison in Global Historical Perspectives

Paper Presenter: 神田豊隆 Yutaka KANDA - 新潟大学 Niigata University 


The Murayama Statement as Socialist Policy?: The Japan Socialist Party and Postwar Reconciliation 

Discussant: Barak Kushner – Cambridge University

Discussant: 浅野豊美 Toyomi ASANO – 早稲田大学 Waseda University


  1. Session3  Reconciliation and Historian 9:40pm-11:10pm

Chair: 劉傑 Jie LIU – 早稲田大学 Waseda University

Paper Presenter: 李恩民 Enmin LI - 桜美林大学 J. F. Oberlin University 


How Difficult it is to the road of Sino-Japanese Historical Reconciliation!

Paper Presenter: 馬暁華 Xiaohua MA - 大阪教育大学 Osaka Kyoiku University 


War Memory and History Reconciliation in East Asia 

Discussant: Barak Kushner – Cambridge University

Discussant:熊谷奈緒子Naoko KUMAGAI – 青山学院大学Aoyama Gakuin University


  • Saturday, March 6, 2021


  1. Session4 Thought and Theory for Reconciliation 11:00am-12:30am

Chair: 梅森直之 Naoyuki UMEMORI - 早稲田大学 Waseda University 

Paper Presenter: 野尻英一 Eiichi NOJIRI - 大阪大学 Osaka University


An Approach to Reconciliation Study from Philosophical Psychology: Toward the Ground of Memory, Empathy, and Civilizational Transference.

Paper Presenter: 梅森直之 Naoyuki UMEMORI - 早稲田大学 Waseda University


Between Reconciliation and Anti-reconciliation: A Perspective from Theory of Action 

Discussant: Viren Murthy - University of Wisconsin–Madison

Discussant: Tsuneo Akaha - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


  1. Session5 Culture (Media and education) with Memory and Reconciliation 8:00pm-9:30pm

Chair: 土屋礼子 Reiko TSUCHIYA – 早稲田大学 Waseda University

Paper Presenter: 武井彩佳Ayaka TAKEI - 学習院女子大学Gakushuin Womens' College

The Holocaust in the Documentary Films: Between Memory and Reconciliation

Paper Presenter: 黄斌 Bin HUANG - 早稲田大学 Waseda University


Multifaceted Chinese Government Affiliated Mass Media: Focusing on Changes in The People‘s Daily Coverage of The Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit to Yasukuni Shrine

Discussant: Barak Kushner – Cambridge University

Discussant: Jahyun Chun – Yonsei University in South Korea


  1. Session6 A Free Session by Young Researchers自由論題(若手研究)9:40pm-11:10pm

Chair:  浅野豊美 Toyomi ASANO – 早稲田大学 Waseda University

Paper Presenter: 城渚紗 Nagisa Kizuki - 東京大学 The University of Tokyo 


The Repatriation from Sakhalin and the Nationalities--Focusing on the Case of Remaining Korean in Sakhalin.

Paper Presenter: 佐藤雪絵 Yukie SATO - 早稲田大学 Waseda University 


Transitional Justice in Unfinished Transition: Contending with the Past in South Korea 

Discussant:Binyamin Gurstein - Friedrich-Schiller-Universität

Discussant: Jahyun Chun – Yonsei University in South Korea

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Dear  Readers,

I wan to invite you to an International Workshop of The Development of Reconciliation Studies in East Asia. This three-day workshop held by The KAKENHI project of the creation of the reconciliation studies and the center for the reconciliation studies in Waseda University, under the support of the International Association for Reconciliation Studies.

Please save the dates: March 4, Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, 2021 (Tokyo timezone).

The conference has a virtual format, through the video-conferencing platform Zoom (Click Here and register, before 4th 20:00PM in Tokyo time zone).

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