Introduction: Current Challenges of Global History in East Asian Historiographies

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Global history is in some instances a very sensitive field, challenging both traditional and sometimes obsolete national narratives. It is crucial for this project, through concrete case studies, to rethink the ways in which global history is envisioned and conceptualized in China and Japan, as well as European and American countries. When a historian constructs a meta narratives, this will always contain a subjective element borne out of ideological and national constraints. Therefore, we should formulate the following pertinent question: how do global events connect to our local and national communities, and, by extension, to our academic environment?
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M. Perez Garcia and L. de Sousa (eds.), Global History and New Polycentric Approaches, Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History,
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