Publication of the English version of A History to Open the Future, the first common history textbook jointly written by the three countries: Korea, Japan, and China
Congratulations to AHDA 2013 fellow Mikang Yang, who has contributed to the publication of the first English version of A History to Open the Future: Modern East Asian History and Regional Reconciliation. This is the first common history textbook jointly written by scholars and experts from Korea, Japan, and China, and it focuses on modern East Asian history and regional reconciliation. After being translated into English, it was published on July 13 by the Asia-Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii following a cross-checking with the Korean, Japanese, and Chinese versions. The newly released English version can be purchased on Amazon.com at $9.99 (Kindle Edition). The common history textbook has sold around 300,000 copies in the three countries with 100,000 copies of sales only in Korea. This textbook is used as a supplementary teaching resource in some secondary schools and a reference book in universities. The Korea-based NGO, Asia Peace & History Education Network, has used it as the main textbook at its annual History Study Camp for Korean-Chinese-Japanese Youths. This textbook has been printed in a comic book edition as well for primary school students.