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By Gotelind Müller

This e-book analyses the efforts all through East Asia to set up schooling for reasons of political socialization, and specifically with a purpose to form notions of identification. The chapters additionally study the fashion of ‘common textbook initiatives’, that have lately emerged in East Asia with the purpose of aiding to defuse tensions arguably fuelled via current practices of mutual (mis)representation. those are analysed in terms of the East Asian political context, and in comparison with past and ongoing endeavours in different components of the realm, relatively Europe, which were keenly saw by way of East Asian practitioners. Written by means of a gaggle of overseas schooling specialists, chapters talk about the long-lasting specialise in the position of curricula in inculcating homogenous visions of the nationwide self, and certainly homogenized visions of vital 'others'. together with contributions from students and curriculum builders concerned individually within the writing of nationwide and multi-national historical past textbooks this publication can be of curiosity to scholars and students of Asian schooling, Asian background and comparative schooling experiences. ? Gotelind M?ller is Professor of chinese language reports, collage of Heidelberg, Germany

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Li D. 李丹慧 and Shen Z. 沈志华 (2006) Zhanhou Zhong-Su guanxi ruogan wenti yanjiu 战后中苏关系若干问题研究 [Research about several issues between China and the USSR after the war], Beijing: Renmin. Mao Z. 毛泽东 (1994) ‘Zhongjian didai you liangge’ 中间地带有两个 [There are two middle zones], letter from 5 January 1965, in Mao Zedong waijiao wenxuan 毛泽 东外交文选 [Selected diplomatic writings of Mao Zedong], Beijing: Zhongyang wenxian & Shijie zhishi. Niu J. 牛军 (2006) Lengzhan shiqi de Mei-Su guanxi 冷战时期的美苏关系 [The relationship between the USSR and the USA], Beijing: Beijing daxue.

Although the Asia–Africa perspective was not in opposition to the USSR, the Asia, Africa and Latin-America perspective was a product of the beginning of the 1960s. In his later Theory of three worlds (1974), Mao explicitly classified the USA and the USSR as the ‘First World’, the ‘developing countries’ – including China – as the ‘Third World’ and Japan – as well as other ‘developed countries’ – under the ‘Second World’. According to Wu Jianmin, Prime Minister Zhou Enlai used the words ‘Far East’, not ‘East Asia’, when he gave a speech at the Bandung Conference.

Of Koguryo˘, we can clearly see how pressure from China is experienced within Korean society. Being different from the relationship between South Korea and Japan, the attitude of South Korean society towards China is neither pure confrontation nor empathetic understanding. There is even a greater lack of mutual understanding between the Chinese and South Korean societies than between the Japanese and South Korean ones. The root of this lack of understanding is the imbalance between the perspectives of the two sides.

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