Hiroshima-75: Nuclear Issues in Global Contexts 

Hiroshima-75: Nuclear Issues in Global Contexts 
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75 years after the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a group of international scholars offers new perspectives on this event and the history, development, and portrayal of the utilization of atomic energy: in military and civilian industries, civil nuclear power, literature and film, and the contemporary world. What lessons have we learned since the end of the Second World War? Can we avoid disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima? Have we learned to live with man-made nuclear power in the 21st century?  

About the author

Aya Fujiwara is Director of the Prince Takamado Japan Centre and Lecturer of History and Classics at the University of Alberta.

David R. Marples is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta and has authored twenty books over his career, including three on the Chernobyl disaster.
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"One of the great ironies of our time is the high level of nuclear weapons’ danger and the low level of public understanding. The public needs authentic information on the meaning of Hiroshima, and how the whole world continues to be held hostage to nuclear weapons. That valuable information is provided here."—Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament 

“No single discipline can address the problem of nuclear harm—we need them all.  If the (re)emerging interdisciplinary field of the Nuclear Humanities promises to bring new insights and understandings about the nuclear age from both inside and outside the academy, then Aya Fujiwara and David R. Marples’ edited volume Hiroshima-75 sure delivers!  The book will be useful to all those who share the normative impulse that the civilian and militaristic applications of nuclear technology continues to pose problems, and a necessary intervention for those who do not.”—N.A.J. Taylor, University of Melbourne

“Fujiwara and Marples have done a wonderful job to produce a united book on such a diverse range of topics related to ‘Hiroshima’. I sincerely hope that they will not see the 75th anniversary as the end of the work that has been done by them and the contributors, but, rather, will look to expand the team and continue to produce more in the future. I further hope that those in Japanese Studies will add this book to the list of required reading for their students and that they will read all of the chapters, not just those more closely related to their studies of Japan. Hiroshima-75 deals with a subject of which we must all have knowledge and understanding. The alternative is that we are ignorant. This not only disrespects those who died in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and subsequently, but also allows the ‘Doomsday Clock’ to tick closer to midnight through our ignorance and lack of action.”―Christopher Hood, electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Aya Fujiwara, David Marples, Atsuko Shigesawa, Yuko Shibata, James Keeley, Frederick Mills, Mayako Shimamoto, Tomoko Masumoto, William Beard, Ritsuko Komaki, Susan Smith, Jordan Vincent, Jin Hamamura, Chris Reyns-Chikuma
Herausgeber/-in David Marples, Aya Fujiwara
Anzahl der Seiten 310
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 22.04.2020
Gewicht (kg) 0.4030
ISBN-13 9783838213989