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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien
November 10, 2016

Victimhood Nationalism in the Transnational Memory Space

‘Victimhood nationalism’ is a working hypothesis to explicate competing national memories over the historical position of victims in coming to terms with the past. The hereditary memory of victimhood consolidates the national solidarity beyond generations and justifies nationalism by endowing the victimized nation with the moral sympathy and historical authenticity. Without a reflection on victimhood nationalism, the postwar Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (‘coming to terms with the past’) cannot be properly grasped.

The talk by Professor Lim will be followed by comments by Professor Horvat before the floor will be opened to the audience for a Q&A session.

November 10, 2016 | 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University Seoul
Andrew Horvat, Josai International University