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Zwigenberg, Ran. Hiroshima: the origins of global memory culture

This book emphasized the transformation, rebirth, and progress of Hiroshima. The author closely tracing the development of memorialization—national and international—of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing. In the chapters about the choosing and implementation of citizens submitted reconstruction plans, the author precisely illustrates the tension grew between people who hold different opinions. To preserve or not to preserve; to re-develop or not to re-develop, even in the post-war period of Hiroshima, such an extreme situation, it was still a big question for architects and urban planners.

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Zwigenberg, Ran. Hiroshima: the origins of global memory culture, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. p.40-56.

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