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The Fourth Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

In the fourth annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations, George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University and author of Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period and Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon Carol Gluck will speak on the "global memory culture" and the politics of memory in East Asia today.

Date & Time

Apr. 12, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Present Pasts: The Politics of Memory in East Asia

The seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II last year brought another round of contentious memory politics in East Asia.  Despite the seeming sameness of the debates, in fact the practices and norms of public memory have substantially altered since the end of the war, creating what speaker Carol Gluck calls a "global memory culture." Changes in the law, politics, society, criteria of knowledge, and concepts of responsibility have transformed our understanding of what it means to do justice to the past.  How then do these changes relate to the politics of memory in East Asia today?


Carol Gluck

Carol Gluck

George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University
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Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program makes public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, facilitates scholarship based on those records, and uses these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more

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