The Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific program promotes the study of the ongoing “memory wars” as well as reconciliation efforts in the region. By cataloging official statements, scholarly works, and news articles pertaining to the subject, we hope to increase awareness about efforts at conflict resolution and confidence-building in the region, we seek to connect individuals and institutions across the Pacific, and promote cooperative endeavors through conferences, joint projects, and commissioned papers. Instead of assigning blame among the parties involved, our ultimate goal is to identify factors that contribute to reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Created in the fall of 2003 with funds acquired through a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) grant, our project is hosted by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C.

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