One can only imagine the breathless commentary… The above is taken from a highly-recommended feast of images regarding the preparation for the 60th anniversary of the PRC in Beijing on October 1, 2009. These are quite some images, and it is going to be quite a party.
People like me — Anglophone university professors of East Asia — make a living picking over the bones of the Sino-Japanese relationship, researching the aftermath of the traumas of the Second World War. Untangling the matrix of mutual historical grievances is a lifelong task for most, because of the multiplicity of issues involved. Does one chide Japan for its inability to confront atrocities committed during the Second World War, delve into the spiritual-political currents surging […]