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Pearl Harbor and Pan-Asianism: Teaching Ideology as History

“So, Why Did the Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor?” This question, however fraught with oversimplification we may find it, is still a great one for inspiring students to study history. It tantalizes novices with the possibility of a singular answer. Defying an easy solution, it teaches stern lessons to advanced students about the necessity of deploying multiple and overlapping layers when building historical explanations. It is also a question that continues to fire popular imagination. First...

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