The bibliography that follows represents a list of selected key works that deal with the subject of history textbooks and, in particular, various aspects of the controversy that has arisen in the postwar decades over how Japan represents the war to its students.
Bandō, Hiroshi. “History Teaching and Historiography: the Textbook Controversy.” In Historical Studies in Japan (VII): 1983-1987, ed. National Committee of Japanese Historians. Tokyo: Yamakawa Shuppansha, 1990.
Barnard, Christopher. Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooks.London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Caiger, John. “Ienaga Saburo and the First Postwar Japanese History Textbook.” In Education and Schooling in Japan since 1945, ed. Edward R. Beauchamp. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998.
Dore, Ronald. “Textbook Censorship in Japan: The Ienaga Case.” Pacific Affairs43 (winter 1970-71): 548-56.
Hamada, Tomoko. “Constructing a National Memory: A Comparative Analysis of Middle-School History Textbooks from Japan and the PRC.” American Asian Review 21, no. 4 (Winter 2003): 109-144.
Hein, Laura. Censoring History: Citizenship and Memory in Japan, Germany, and the United States. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2000.
Hein, Laura and Mark Selden. “Learning Citizenship from the Past: Textbook Nationalism, Global Context, and Social Change.” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 30, no. 2 (April-June 1998): 3-15.
Hicks, George. Japan’s War Memories: Amnesia or Concealment? Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1997.
Horio, Teruhisa. Educational Thought and Ideology in Modern Japan: State Authority and Intellectual Freedom. Trans. Steven Platzer. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1988.
Ienaga, Saburo. “The Glorification of War in Japanese Education.” International Security 18, no. 3 (winter 1993/94): 113-133.
Ienaga, Saburo. “The Historical Significance of the Japanese Textbook Suit.”Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 2 (fall 1970): 3-12.
Irie, Yoshimasa. “The History of the Textbook Controversy.” In Education and Schooling in Japan since 1945, ed. Edward R. Beauchamp. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998.
Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform. The Restoration of A National History: Why Was the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform Established, and What Are Its Goals? Tokyo: Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, 1998.
Jeans, Roger B. “Victims or Victimizers? Museums, Textbooks, and the War Debate in Contemporary Japan.” Journal of Military History 69, no. 1 (January 2005): 149-195.
Kersten, Rikki. “Coming to Terms with the Past: Japan.” History Today 54, no. 3 (March 2004): 20-22.
Kimijima, Kazuhiko. “The Japan-South Korea Joint Study Group on History Textbooks and the Continuing Legacy of Japanese Colonialism.” Trans. Inokuchi Hiromitsu. Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 30, no. 2 (April-June 1998): 47-52.
Lee, Myon-Woo. “Textbook Conflicts and Korea-Japan Relations.” Journal of East Asian Affairs 15, no. 2 (fall-winter 2001): 421-446.
Lee, Won-deog. “A Normal State Without Remorse: The Textbook Controversy and Korea-Japan Relations.” East Asian Review 13, no. 3 (fall 2001): 21-40.
McCormack, Gavan. “The Japanese Movement to ‘Correct’ History.” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 30, no. 2 (April-June 1998): 16-23.
Mitter, Rana. “Remembering the Forgotten War.” History Today 55, no. 8 (August 2005): 17-19.
Morgulov, I. “Beijing and Tokyo: Rivalry and Cooperation.” International Affairs: A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy & International Relations 51, no. 4 (2005): 131-136.
Nelson, John K. “Tempest in a Textbook: A Report on the New Middle-School History Textbook in Japan.” Critical Asian Studies 34, no. 1 (March 2002): 129-148.
Nishio, Kanji, Ikuhiko Hata, Keiji Nagahara, and Junji Banno. “Four Views of the Textbook Issue.” Japan Echo 28, no. 4 (August 2001): 33-35.
Nozaki, Yoshiko. War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Post-War Japan, 1945-2007: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo’s Court Challenges. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Nozaki, Yoshiko. “Feminism, Nationalism, and the Japanese Textbook Controversy over ‘Comfort Women.'” In Feminism and Antiracism: International Struggles for Justice, eds. France Winddance Twine, and Kathleen M. Blee.New York: New York University Press, 2001.
Pyle, Kenneth B. “Japan Besieged: The Textbook Controversy: Introduction.”Journal of Japanese Studies 9, no. 2 (Summer 1983): 297-300.
Qiu, Jin. “The Politics of History and Historical Memory in China-Japan Relations.” Journal of Chinese Political Science 11, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 25-53.
Rose, Caroline. “The Textbook Issue: Domestic Sources of Japan’s Foreign Policy.” Japan Forum 11, no. 2 (September 1999): 205-216.
Rose, Caroline. Interpreting History in Sino-Japanese Relations: A Case Study in Political Decision-Making. London: Routledge, 1998.
Rozman, Gilbert. “Japan and Korea: Should the US be Worried about their New Spat in 2001?” Pacific Review 15, no. 1 (February 2002): 1-28.
Sedden, Terri. “Politics and Curriculum: A Case Study of the Japanese History Textbook Dispute, 1982.” British Journal of Sociology of Education 8, no. 2: 213-225.
Seaton, Philip. “Reporting The 2001 Textbook and Yasukuni Shrine Controversies: Japanese War Memory and Commemoration in the British Media.” Japan Forum 17, no. 3 (November 2005): 287-309.
Shiraishi, Takashi. “Another Textbook Flap.” Japan Echo 28, no. 4 (August 2001): 24-26.
Soh, Chunghee Sarah. “Politics of the Victim/Victor Complex: Interpreting South Korea’s National Furor over Japanese History Textbooks.” American Asian Review 21, no. 4 (Winter 2003): 145-178.
Yayama, Taro. “The Newspapers Conduct a Mad Rhapsody over the Textbook Issue.” Journal of Japanese Studies 9, no. 2 (summer 1983): 301-316.
Zhao, Yali and Hoge, John D. “Countering Textbook Distortion: War Atrocities in Asia, 1937-1945.” Social Education 70, no. 7 (November/December 2006): 424-430.