Call for papers: International Workshop China: The Politics of Memory and World War II, University of Hong Kong, April 3-5, 2013

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DEADLINE 31 JANUARY 2013

CHINA, THE POLITICS OF MEMORY, AND WORLD WAR II: INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP, 3-5 APRIL 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS

Location: Hong Kong
Call for Papers Date: 2013-01-31
Date Submitted: 2012-12-06

The Department of History and the Journalism and Media Studies Centre
of the University of Hong Kong are co-sponsoring an international
workshop on China, the Politics of Memory, and World War II. It will
be held at the University of Hong Kong from 3-5 April 2013, to
coincide with the first visit of Prof. Odd Arne Westad of LSE,
Visiting Research Professor in the Department of History, 2013-2016.
In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the memory of World
War II is still hotly contested in China and Asia. The origins of the
war, the Nanjing Massacre, comfort women, Japanese wartime behavior in
Asia, the use of atomic weapons, collaboration, the status of the
Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, US policies in Asia, the relationship of the
war to colonialism, and the impact of the war upon political forces
within China, all remain contentious topics. The organizers encourage
complete panels or papers that deal with all aspects of memories of
World War II and Asia, whether historical, literary, cultural, social,
and economic. Panels and papers with a comparative dimension involving
other theaters of the war are also encouraged.

Please send a one-page abstract and short resume to Priscilla Roberts,
Department of History, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong
Kong, fax: +852 2858-9755, e-mail: proberts@hku.hk, no later than 31
January 2013. Decisions on submissions can be expected by mid-February
2013.

Priscilla Roberts
Department of History
Room 1064, Run Run Shaw Tower
Centennial Campus,
University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road,
Hong Kong.
Phone: +852 3917-2863
Fax: +852 2858-9755

Email: proberts@hku.hk