Playing the Victim | Historical Revisionism and Japan


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Nazi Germany always seems to be our go-to villain whenever we depict World War 2, despite the fact that Imperial Japan killed just as many people. Japan also seems to be portrayed as a victim of the war rather than one of the main aggressors. Why is that?

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Chang, I. (1995). The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. New York: Basic Books.

Hillenbrand, L. (2010). Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Random House.

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Date Added: 2019-04-12

Category: Japan

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