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DDI09-BQ-Security-K - Will Marcal Security K Dartmouth 2K9...

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Unformatted text preview: Will Marcal Security K Dartmouth 2K9 1 Security K Security K......................................................................................................................................................................................1 *****Security*****......................................................................................................................................................................3 Security K- 1NC shell (1/4)...........................................................................................................................................................4 Link- Security discourse is rooted in perpetual otherization....................................................................................................4 Security K- 1NC shell (2/4)...........................................................................................................................................................5 Impact- Securitization leads to continuous rational wars turning case ....................................................................................5 A critical examination of the magazine articles, textbooks, photo albums, museums and memorials representing the Nanjing massacre is important because this event is key to understanding the Sino-Japanese relationship in the twenty-first century, as well as modern Chinese identity politics more generally: China Youth Daily's public opinion poll in the mid-1990s reported that 83.9% of young Chinese associated Japan above all with the Nanjing massacre,13 and the 'General Preface' to the 28 volume Nanjing Massacre: Historical Materials book series (2005-06) explains the meaning of this mammoth scholarly endeavor in terms of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations.14 Certainly, the Nanjing massacre plays a pivotal role in the politics of Japanese historiography and national identity. It is the key event that divides the revisionist historians who deny it from the progressive historians and journalists who apologize for it.15 While it is necessary to recognize the horror of Japanese atrocities in the Second World War, and criticize those who deny them, this essay has a different goal: to recognize the pivotal role that the Nanjing massacre plays in Chinese identity and politics. Indeed even though Japan has had a 'Peace Constitution' for over fifty years, the image of a barbaric militarized Japan continues to be circulated in Chinese texts as a way of securitizing China against Japan. While militarization refers to building national security in the sense of guarding borders and regimenting society, securitization is a deeper process whereby the state works not just through military and economic coercion, but through a productive cultural governance that further institutionalizes the borders between the self and the Other, between patriotic citizens and foreign enemies.16 As we saw above, the Chinese party-state securitizes its relation with Japan by setting limits on how to understand the Other, thus differentiating what is commonsense from what is...
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