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Comfort Women Wanted

Comfort Women Wanted

Chang-Jin Lee

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Royce Hall 314

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The Comfort Women Wanted project brings to light the memory of 200,000 young women, referred to as "comfort women," who were systematically exploited as sex slaves in Asia during World War II. This project serves to increase awareness of sexual violence against women during wartime.

It is based on interviews in 7 different countries, with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Dutch "comfort women" survivors and a former Japanese soldier from W.W.II. The artworks include public art billboards, Kiosk street posters, prints, multi-channel video installations and a "Recreation of a Military Comfort Station."

Comfort Women Wanted. Photo: Chang Jin Lee/The Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, 2009. CC BY-NC-2.0.

"Comfort Women Wanted" Film

Cost : Free and open to public


Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, UCLA East Asian Library, Young Research Library