时间: 2012年10月4日(周四) 16:00-17:30

地点: 东京大学东洋文化研究所 三楼 大会议室

报告者:Univ. -Prof. Dr. Sebastian Conrad (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin)

题目:"Rewriting the National Past: Germany and Japan after World War II"


Prof. Dr. Sebastian Conrad of the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, one of the leading historians in Global History Studies in Germany, will be giving a lecture at the Tobunken-seminar on October 4th, 2012 (16:00 – 17:30). The theme of the seminar will draw on his first monograph, The Quest for the Lost Nation(University of California Press, 2010), which has been highly prized by European and American academics as a brilliant and unprecedented comparative study of historiographies in Germany and Japan of the early postwar period (1945 – 1960). By comparing the ways in which German and Japanese scholars struggled to confront their latest past and to reconstruct a national history after defeat in World War II, the book revealed striking common features among the many differences and specificities. Through its comparative and transnational perspective, the book has dismantled the conventional contrast between an active German confrontation with the Nazi past and an apparent Japanese hesitancy to face history. The lecture will be open for all and no registration is required.