The workshop and the book resulting from it aim to explore the relation between Chinese and Japanese in colonial Southeast Asia that would (1) contextualize the Pacific War experience, (2) examine the limits of the “anti-Japanese patriotic Chinese” narrative, and (3) investigate the complexity of interaction and competition, friendship and hostility, partnership and collaboration between Japanese and Chinese from the late 19th century to the end of the Pacific War. Our goal is to recover the ambiguities, uncertainties, and changes of concrete human relations, social conditions, and the political-economic context.
For those interested, please send an abstract (max. 300 words) to both organizers, Peter Post (NIOD) (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Timothy Tsu (Kwansei Gakuin University) (email@example.com), before June 31, 2014. If your proposal is accepted, then a final paper (8,000-10,000 words) should reach us by October 19, 2014.
NIOD will seek funding to cover three nights of lodging in Amsterdam, but each participant is responsible for all his/her other expenses.