Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 17, 2015)
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Why have a few former enemy international locations confirmed sturdy peace whereas others stay mired in animosity? while and the way does ancient reminiscence topic in post-conflict interstate family members? concentrating on case experiences, Yinan He argues that the foremost to interstate reconciliation is the harmonization of nationwide stories. Conversely, reminiscence divergence caused by nationwide mythmaking harms long term customers for reconciliation. After WWII, Sino-Japanese and West German-Polish kin have been either antagonized through the chilly warfare constitution, and pernicious myths prevailed in nationwide collective reminiscence. within the Nineteen Seventies, China and Japan dismissed ancient legacy for fast diplomatic normalization. however the growth of reconciliation used to be quickly impeded from the Nineteen Eighties via elite mythmaking practices that under pressure historic animosities. against this, from the Nineteen Seventies West Germany and Poland started to de-mythify warfare historical past and narrowed their reminiscence hole via restitution measures and textbook cooperation, paving the way in which for major growth towards reconciliation after the chilly conflict.