Beyond Peace: Pluralizing Japan's Nuclear History

Loh, Shi-Lin
March 2012
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;3/12/2012, Issue 11, p2
This paper examines the construction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as signifiers of "peace" in postwar Japan. It offers alternate ways of understanding the impact and significance of "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" in historical context and argues that national readings of the history of the cities obscure nuances in the local narratives of the atomic bombs in each place.


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