Harold Laswell’s characterization of politics as “who gets what, when, how” is applicable not only to divisions of material rewards, positions of power, or status goods, but also to emotions and feelings. This talk explores how the “history problem” between Japan and China has been shaped by contests over who is obligated to feel what, who is entitled to feel what, and whose feelings matter more. While not denying the importance of nationalism and historical memory, it will offer a new take on how political struggles over the history problem have been structured, highlighting the various ways actors party to the disputes have invoked political claims to or about emotions.
Todd Hall (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford)
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Professor Roger Goodman
Professor Takehiko Kariya
Dr Natalia Doan