Unfinished Apologies: Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves of Wartime Asia
The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Asia Policy Point invite you to attend a discussion on the unexamined and unresolved history of Imperial Japan’s system of sex slavery in wartime Asia. The panels will provide an overview of how the system came to be and how it was managed, discuss new research on the non-Korean Comfort Women, and bring the legacy of the Comfort Women system into contemporary understandings of conflict resolution and violence against women in warfare settings.
Panel 1: Framing the Comfort Women History – Japanese Comfort Women and their Antecedents
- Caroline Norma, lecturer in the Master of Translating and Interpreting degree in RMIT’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Melbourne, Australia
- Discussant: Katharine H.S. Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Panel 2: The Comfort Women of Japan’s Occupied Asia
- Griselda Molemans, Dutch researcher and investigative journalist, founder of the Task Force for Dutch Indies War Reparations (Dutch acronym: TFIR; Task Force Indisch Rechtsherstel)
- Hilde Janssen, Dutch Journalist and author Schaamte en Onschuld[Shame and Innocent] and Troostmeisjes/Comfort Women
- Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair, Vassar College
- Evelina Galang, Professor of English, University of Miami
- Caroline Norma, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
- Moderator: Yukiko Hanawa, Department of East Asian Studies, New York University
Keynote: Women in warfare, how far have we come?
- Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Book signing with authors:
- Caroline Norma, The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery during the China and Pacific Wars
- Peipei Qiu, Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves
- M. Evelina Galang, Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery
- Hilde Janssen, Troostmeisjes/Comfort Women
- Margaret Stetz, Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II
Please RSVP below.
The event will be webcast here.