The bibliography that follows represents a list of selected works that deal with how the experiences of war in the Asia-Pacific region have been presented and memorialized, as well as the various controversies that continue to surround the sensitive issue of how to remember and commemorate the events of the war and those who fought and died in it.
Benford, Robert D. “Whose War Memories Shall Be Preserved?” Peace Review 8, no. 2 (June 1996): 189-194.
Blackburn, Kevin and Edmund Lim. “The Japanese War Memorials of Singapore: Monuments Of Commemoration and Symbols of Japanese Imperial Ideology.” South East Asia Research 7, no. 3 (November 1999): 321-340.
Breen, John. “The Dead and the Living in the Land of Peace: A Sociology of the Yasukuni Shrine.” Mortality 9, no. 1 (February 2004): 76-93.
Dower, John and John Junkerman, eds. The Hiroshima Murals: The Art of Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki. New York: Kodansha International, 1985.
Figal, Gerald. “Historical Sense and Commemorative Sensibility at Okinawa’s Cornerstone of Peace.” Positions 5, no. 3 (Winter 1997): 745-778.
Hammond, Ellen H. “Politics of the War and Public History: Japan’s Own Museum Controversy.” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 27, no. 2 (April-June 1995): 56-60.
Harootunian, Harry. “Memory, Mourning, and National Morality: Yasukuni Shrine and the Reunion of State and Religion in Postwar Japan.” In Nation and Religion: Perspectives on Europe and Asia, eds. Peter van der Veer and Hartmut Lehmann. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.
Harwit, Martin. An Exhibit Denied: Lobbying the History of Enola Gay. New York: Copernicus, 1996.
Hogan, Michael J. “Enola Gay Controversy: History, Memory, and the Politics of Presentation.” In Hiroshima in History and Memory, ed. Michael J. Hogan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Levinson, Sanford. Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1998.
Linenthal, Edward T. and Tom Engelhardt, eds. History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1996.
Mayo, James M. War Memorials as Political Landscape: the American Experience and Beyond. New York: Praeger, 1988.
Nakano, Satoshi. “The Politics of Mourning.” In Philippines-Japan Relations, eds. Setsuho Ikehata and Lydia N. Yu-Jose. Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2003.
Nelson, John. “Social Memory as Ritual Practice: Commemorating Spirits of the Military Dead at Yasukuni Shinto Shrine.” Journal of Asian Studies 62, no. 2 (May 2003): 443-467.
Safier, Joshua. Yasukuni Shrine and the Constraints on the Discourses of Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Japan. Boca Raton, Florida: Dissertation.com, 1997.
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.
Shibuichi, Daiki. “The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss?” Asian Survey 45, no. 2 (March/April 2005): 197-215.
Sturgeon, William Daniel. Japan’s Yasukuni Shrine: Place of Peace or Place of Conflict?: Regional Politics of History and Memory in East Asia. Boca Raton, Florida: Dissertation.com, 2006.
Tamamoto, Masaru. “A Land without Patriots: The Yasukuni Controversy and Japanese Nationalism.” World Policy Journal 18, no. 3 (Fall 2001): 33-40.
Thomas, Julia. “Photography, National Identity, and the ‘Cataract of Times’: Wartime Images And the Case of Japan.” The American Historical Review 103, no. 5 (December 1998): 1475-1501.
Turnbull, Phyllis. “Remembering Pearl Harbor: The Semiotics of the ArizonaMemorial.” In Challenging Boundaries: Global Flows, Territorial Identities, eds. Michael Shapiro and Hayward Alker. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
Yoneyama, Lisa. “Memory Matters: Hiroshima’s Korean Atom Bomb Memorial and the Politics of Ethnicity.” In Living with the Bomb: American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age, eds. Laura Hein and Mark Selden. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1997.