National Asian Histories

Examines how the writing of Asian history was shaped by the national ideologies and points of views of the countries.

By including examples from the history of East Asian countries, this essay will explore this issue of how history is shaped by certain forms of value and ideology by showing that the writing of most history is controlled by the view of national history. This essay will show how national history is partly revisionist in the sense that people put national views onto history that it never fully had. In this sense, actual history or the truth of what happened is always difficult to get at and in many ways unattainable, since one has to read and consider history through the veil of bias