Student_Wk_02_Yasukuni

Student_Wk_02_Yasukuni - Week Two Addendum: Cross-cultural...

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Week Two Addendum: Cross-cultural comparison: Controversy Surrounding Yasukuni and Yushukan War Memorial Museum Cross-cultural comparison: A Look at Yasukuni and Yushukan War Memorial Museum and the controversy surrounding them . . . -article on this site is online on website (in Week Two, and in Extra Credit articles) How a nation memorializes its war casualties is part of the way it constructs national memory Is a politicization of the dead How we recall an event reveals the way we incorporate it into our everyday lives AND how we see ourselves Information from: http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/ . Slide has photo of Yasukuni: Shinto Shrine -War Memorial is just outside of shrine Shinto basis for Yasukuni written by Kunio Yanagita ( Talks on Ancestors , 1946) -1946 date is important -Yasukuni is a war memorial; the controversy surrounds who is to be memorialized there -this information taken from a Japanese website on Yasukuni, and the following is part of the information given to explain the memorial. -Quote:
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