Digital Archives Project (DAP)

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Digital Archives Project (DAP)


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Research (RG)
Discussion Paper and/or discussion guide Guide (DP)
Posters (P)
Interactive Resource (IR)


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ALPHA Education



Collection Items

The "Comfort Women" Issue: Paths to Justice and Reconciliation Vol.1 No. 1 (2018)
This resource puts together a collection of testimonial, documentary, photographic, and film primary sources that document the Japanese system of Military Sexual Slavery which existed across the Asia-Pacific during the Second World War.

The Japanese History Textbook Controversy, Research Guide No. 1 (2019)
This review of literature discusses the Japanese history textbook controversy and examines the findings of ten studies, in order to introduce a more holistic view of this complex debate.

Examining the Roots of Revisionism: Japanese Perceptions of the Tokyo Trial, Discussion Paper, (2019)
This essay analyzes how Japanese deniers only accept parts of the critique against the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and are selectively blind to other aspects of the trial that do not match their ideological view. The essay…

Cases of Military Sexual Slavery during World War II: The Lesser-Known Batavia Trials, Vol. 2, Issue No. 1 (2019)
This resource puts together a collection of photographic, and other primary sources that document some of the lesser-known cases in the Japanese system of Military Sexual Slavery that existed across the Asia-Pacific during the Second World War.

War, Peace & Politics: From the League of Nations to the United Nations Vol. 2, Issue No. 2 (2019)
This resource uses political cartoons as primary sources to invite reflection on the connections and differences between the United Nations and its predecessor institution, the League of Nations. It draws attention to the Mukden Incident, the Lytton…

Justice in the Age of Global Politics: The Case of Unit 731 Medical Atrocities (Virtual Exhibit)
This is a virtual version of an actual exhibit by the Asia Pacific Peace Museum (APPM) team at ALPHA in partnership with the Unit 731 Museum at Harbin

Decolonizing Human Rights Education through Critical Perspectives in Asian History (Resources from the Unequal Treaty Series Project) (2019-2020)
This resource summarizes four unequal treaties of import from 1842-1901. The Treaty of Nanking (1842) and the Treaty of Kanagawa (1854) saw the advent of Western Imperialism in China and Japan respectively. Subsequently, the Shimonoseki Treaty (1895)…

A Research Guide to the Nanjing Massacre: 1937-1938
This guide provides a starting point for those students interested in pursuing research on the Nanjing Massacre, including valuable considerations and sources on the topic.

Survivor Stories: The "Comfort Women" : An Interactive Map on Google Earth
This project details the experiences of multiple women who suffered the trauma of being comfort women in Japanese military brothels. Placemarks are positioned on each woman's hometown and speak to the personal experience of each woman.

The Tokyo Trials: History, Perspectives, Significance, 3 Posters with Discussion Guide, (2021)
This set of posters provides an introduction to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), the tribunal which presided over the prosecution of Japanese war crimes after World War II, during what is more popularly known as the Tokyo…
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