2004 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Memories on World War II in China
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Tokyo Woman's Christian University |
NIE Lili Tokyo Woman's Christian University, College of Culture and Communication, professor -> 東京女子大学, 現代文化学部, 教授 (00258493)
|Project Period (FY)
2002 – 2004
|Keywords||War memory / Germ warfare damage / Traumatic memory / Discourse of memory / Commemoration of memory / Imagination to others / Warfare damage and history / Culture and warfare damage|
This research records the oral history of the war experiences of the Chinese people, and analyzes it systematically. As an anthropologist, I carried out the survey by did a field work in Changde area Hunan Province, where the local people received the attack of germ warfare by Japan army 731 unit.
I went to the region about once every year, mainly visited the victims and their families, and as while as held interviews, I also collected the historical data such as the official documents, reports, telegrams, and the memoirs of members of prevention of epidemics' teams.
The main points of the research can be summarized in the following sentences.
Firstly, it is approaching the damage as a whole of the germ warfare in the area from recollecting the individuals' experiences, so the recognition about the damage of the war based on concrete fact and become visible.
Secondly, the damage which the war inflicted on the area is considered being connected with the social and cultural background concerned.
The third, gaze at the victims, for instance, the warfare damages on the community, the life of victims after injured in the germ warfare, and so on.
The fourth, the features of memories of the war and the phenomenon of oblivion was analyzed.
Research Products (13 results)