April 20, 2021

KITAAB

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Asia has a history of revisionism through literature

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The controversy over school textbooks in South Korea, where government-revised teaching materials have been criticised for whitewashing the country’s mid-20th century autocratic rule, is a familiar story in East Asia. Neighbouring Japan is notorious for watering down its barbaric invasion and colonisation of parts of Asia in its textbooks. And, closer to home, the “national education” issue lingers in Hong Kong.

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