War Memory and Nation-Building in South East Asia

  title={War Memory and Nation-Building in South East Asia},
  author={Kevin Blackburn},
  journal={South East Asia Research},
  pages={31 - 5}
  • K. Blackburn
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Sociology
  • South East Asia Research
This article analyses why some countries in South East Asia have set aside a national day to remember the Japanese Occupation in the cause of nation-building and why other countries have tended to choose not to remember the Japanese Occupation because for them it does not further nation-building. Singapore, the Philippines and Burma have all remembered their experience of struggle and sacrifice during the Second World War to further national unity. However, most South East Asian countries have… 

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