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Comfort Women: History, Justice, Atonement: Webinar by CKS at UH Mānoa

by Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子 on 2021-04-06T15:00:00-10:00 | Comments
The Center for Korean Studies (CKS) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa presents a Webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00pm-2:30pm (HST).

About the Webinar

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Military forced numerous young women to become sexual slaves for soldiers. They were called “comfort women.” Bringing justice and atonement to this issue is a global effort, but it is often met with frustrating elements like the Ramseyer article. In light of recent controversies, the Center for Korean Studies is hosting the webinar “Comfort Women: History, Justice, Atonement.”

  • Title: Korea Vision Dialogue II:  Comfort Women: History, Justice, Atonement

 [https://manoa.hawaii.edu/koreanstudies/webinar-apr-7-2021-korea-vision-dialogue-ii-comfort-women-history-justice-atonement/]

Panelists

  • NA-YOUNG LEE is Professor of Sociology at Chung-Ang University in Seoul. She has published widely on the comfort women issue, U.S. military bases in South Korea, migration and women, and space and gender.
  • ALEXIS DUDDEN is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. Her research areas include Japan-Korea relations, history of empire, memory politics, and trauma and reconciliation.
  • TAE-UNG BAIK is Director of the Center for Korean Studies and Professor of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His main research area is international human rights. Currently, he is Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

Professor Dudden has written on Okinawa. Below is a list of some of her publications. 

  • Dudden, Alexis. "Okinawa today: Spotlight on Henoko," in Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan, second edition, edited by Jeff Kingston 172-182. London: Routledge, 2019.
  • Dudden, Alexis. "Japan's aspirational idea of inherency," in Brown, James D. J., and Kingston, Jeff, eds. Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia. Milton: Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. Accessed April 6, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central. 

The Okinawa Collection has resources related to "comfort women/stations in Okinawa."

 

Last updated: Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace (wam) [アクティブ・ミュージアム「女たちの戦争と平和資料館」in Japanese] provides a map (and list) of comfort women stations in Okinawa. (Accessed on April 7, 2021)

 


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