Hiroshima/ biblography (Post-war Reconstruction of Hiroshima as a Case of Peacebuilding)

Post-war Reconstruction of Hiroshima as a Case of Peacebuilding

SHINODA. HIDEAKI. (March 2008). Post-war Reconstruction of Hiroshima as a Case of Peacebuilding.

IPSHU English Research Report Series. Issue 22 (pp. 2-24).

 

The post-war reconstruction of Hiroshima focused on the term ‘Peacebuilding’, which shaped the city as a memory for the destruction caused by the war, and reminder for all countries in the world especially Japan the negative effect of atomic weapons. From the political perspective, this article carefully proves how Hiroshima transformed from a military city to a peace city, which coincided with the transformation of Japan from a military nation into a pacifist nation. Since the ‘peacebuilding’ process involved a lot of policies, economic structures and urban planning strategies, the city signified the history of peacebuilding at the nation level. Hiroshima was treated as a significant case of post-war reconstruction, not only because of its own distinctive historical nature, but also it’s influence to the post-war development from the scale of a local city to the larger scale as the whole nation.

1 Comment on “Hiroshima/ biblography (Post-war Reconstruction of Hiroshima as a Case of Peacebuilding)

  1. What does it mean for a city, as a living, constantly changing thing, to be a “memory for destruction”? What is the role of preservation and memory when everything has been obliterated?

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