东亚的历史幽灵

今年正值1905年日俄战争发生一百年,而许多国家将于8月15日纪念二次世界大战太平洋战争结束六十周年。当然,日本在东亚地区始于日俄战争并引发了二次世界大战的军事统治已不复存在。当每个国家努力寻找面对历史的方法的时候,这段历史的幽灵还笼罩在东亚上方。

中国就是一个例子。几个世纪以来,日本和中国轮番主宰东亚地区,现在两国都在寻求获得地区霸权。纵观历史,朝韩半岛一直是这场竞赛的比赛场地,但是随着韩国和朝鲜快要彼此达成和平,韩国也要宣扬它对该地区的影响力。

对历史错误的怨恨不平助长了所有这些争夺地区影响力的冲突。

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