Hiroshima-75: Nuclear Issues in Global Contexts

5 August 2020

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The dates 6 and 9 August are the anniversaries of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. PTJC would like to take this opportunity to the promote the awareness of global peace and non-proliferation by launching our collaborative book between Canadian and Japanese scholars, HIROSHIMA-75: Nuclear Issues in Global Context published by Ibidem Verlag (Stuttgart) in 2020. Five years ago, international scholars gathered at the University of Alberta to discuss how human beings have lived with the atom for 70 years.

This book’s starting point is the dropping of the atomic bombs in 1945, but expands the discussion to the Cold War, politics, and popular culture, taking different examples from the authors’ expertise. One of the contributors was Dr. Ritsuko Komaki, Professor Emerita, Radiation Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas, who grew up in post-World War II Hiroshima and became the leading researcher in radiation. She led a group of school children who contributed to the construction of the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima.

The book is available for a discounted price at 10.00 CAD plus shipping and handling (5.00 CD within Canada, 12.00 CAD within the US, and 25.00 CAD other destinations) from our centre. Please contact at ptjc@ualberta.ca

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