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Letters to the dead: Grassroots historical dialogue in East Asia's borderlands

Morris-Suzuki, Tessa

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On Ainu land In a small temple in central Hokkaido, Ogawa Ryūkichi, an elder of the indigenous Ainu community, stands facing the altar, speaking to a man he has never met. The rain patters steadily on the tin roof of the temple and on the lush greenery all around. Within the building, a group of people � Japanese, Koreans, including second and third-generation ethnic Koreans from various parts of Japan, and a sprinkling of visitors from Europe and elsewhere � sit on the mat-covered fl oor,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49860
Book Title: East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the ghosts of violence
DOI: .4324/9780203084533

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