Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing


By Contested Histories Initiative

The Nanjing Memorial Hall commemorating the six weeks of Japanese occupation in the Sino-Japanese War remains a key point of contention in Sino-Japanese relations. This case study explores how contested historical events can lead to the construction of national identities and the impact and tension this can cause in spaces meant to commemorate these foundational events. Showing how memorials can have immense political ramifications.

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