The troubled region Controversies over history in East Asia are not a recent phenomenon. Ancient kingdoms in China, Korea and Japan spared nothing to create versions of the past which would help justifying and glorifying the power of the incumbent ruler or dynasty. Historical accounts tended to depict immediate neighbours as hostile, while the neighbours of neighbours were often deemed allies. The errors of the past were habitually rectifi ed by offi cial historians, only to be further criticized by succeeding generations.
|Title of host publication||East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the ghosts of violence|
|Editors||Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon and New York|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|