Hiroshima As Politics And History Essay

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David Han, History 2B, Brad Fidler Traweek, Sharon, “Keizu to Nendaiki: Making History in Tsukuba Science City,” in City as Target, edited by Ryan Bishop and Geoffrey Clancey [Routledge, in press] 31 pages. Sherwin, Martin J., “Hiroshima as Politics and History,” Journal of American History [Vol. 82, no. 3. (Dec 1995), pp. 1085-1093], 8 pages. Clark, Burton R., “Common problems and adaptive responses in the universities of the world: organizing for change,” Higher Education Policy [Volume 10, number ¾ (1997), pp. 291-295]. 4 pages. Making History in Tsukuba Science City In Professor Traweek’s analytical piece, the city of Tsukuba is closely examined for its significance in turning a small village in the mountaintops of Japan into a ‘Technopole’ of influence. Through the close analysis of this city, Traweek painstakingly argues that the process in which the history of Tsukuba is documented affects more than just Japan and their knowledge of this period. This deliberate misrepresentation of information by the powerful national bureaucracies in Japan not only hinders the recollection of the past, but also becomes a limitation to the future documentation of information not only in Japan alone, but also on a global level. The repercussions of the bureaucracy’s construction of incorrect information engage on a bigger scale the dishonesty involved in history and how it affects all information passed on from this point on. Her argument however isn’t stating whether the decisions of these historians are right or wrong. It is in fact stating the lack of holistic information that includes “the whole cultural, social, political, and economic environment in which the practitioners live and work” has affected more than just Japan alone, it has become a bad custom that has no beneficiary outcome to the entire practice of history. Through the diluting of facts, the

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