Four scholars will probe issues surrounding historical memory and reconciliation in Northeast Asia Friday, February 12, 2016, in a public panel discussion sponsored by the University of Hawai’i Center for Japanese Studies and Center for Korean Studies. The program will take place in the UH Mānoa Art Auditorium from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Memories of war and conquest continue to hamper constructive dialogue and coöperation in regional relations in Northeast Asia. The four scholars on the panel will present their perspectives and engage in discussion with the aim of providing new insights on such questions as where these memories come from, why historical memory conflict seems so intractable, and what can be done to overcome the current “historical memory wars.”
The panel will consist of Bruce Cumings of the University of Chicago History Department; Tessa Morris-Suzuki, professor of Japanese history at the Australian National University; Manfred Henningsen of the UH Mānoa Department of Political Science; and Paula S. Harrell of Georgetown University, a China-Japan historian. The discussion will be moderated by Hagen Koo, professor of sociology at UH Mānoa.
This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Center for Japanese Studies by telephone at (808) 956‑2665 or by e-mail at email@example.com.