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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]

dc.contributor.authorMorris-Suzuki, Tessa
dc.contributor.editorTessa Morris-Suzuki
dc.contributor.editorMorris Low
dc.contributor.editorLeonid Petrov
dc.contributor.editorTimothy Y. Tsu
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:13:41Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780415637459
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/49860
dc.description.abstractOn 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, listening intently. The altar is decorated with brocade cloth and fl owers. Behind it stand rows of small wooden memorial tablets to those who died in the hills around the temple, and whose bodies rested here, far away from their homes and families, for the fi nal night before their burial. Faded photographs on the walls of the temple show the places where they died: vast construction sites gouged out of hillsides and forests for dams, mines and railways.
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofEast Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the ghosts of violence
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.source.urihttp://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415637459/
dc.titleLetters to the dead: Grassroots historical dialogue in East Asia's borderlands
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor210302 - Asian History
local.identifier.absfor169903 - Studies of Asian Society
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4455832xPUB193
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMorris-Suzuki, Tessa, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage87
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage104
local.identifier.doi.4324/9780203084533
local.identifier.absseo950502 - Understanding Asia's Past
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:26:49Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationAbingdon and New York
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84898052079
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