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Setting the Record Straight: Primary Sources and Evidence on 'Comfort Women' Issues

Setting the Record Straight: Primary Sources and Evidence on

Thursday, May 20, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Recently, a catalogue of documentary evidence concerning the Japanese imperial military 'comfort women' system throughout the Second World War was curated and translated into a readily accessible English format. This is a joint project of CARE (Comfort Women Action for Redress and Education), Korea American Law Center at Korea University, and Center for Korean Studies (CKS) at UCLA in order to help people at all levels and across all fields of study understand and discuss the 'comfort women' history with a common set of facts.

The aim of this project is to support and substantiates scholarly and political attention to this continuing injustice and provide greater clarity and context on the historical significance of the 'comfort women' as military policy and practice and the experiences of 'comfort women' survivors and victims. Ultimately, this webinar is organized with hope that this attention and clarity will further productive engagement with and critical analysis of the 'comfort women' historical record, the legal implications, and morally charged elements. These up-tapped resources can enhance ongoing discussions in the legal and political communities in the United States, Korea, and the international arena at large. 

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Panelists are: 

Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Conneticut

Hye-in Han, Researcher, Asia Peace and History Institute

Paul Hoffman, Co-director, International Human Rights Clinic, UCI School of Law

Pyong-Keun Kang, Professor, Public International Law, Korea University School of Law

Daniel Diaz, Director, UCLA History-Geography Project 

Chungmoo Choi, Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, UCI


koreanstudies@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, CARE (Comfort Women Action for Redress and Education), Korea University Law School, UC Irvine School of Law

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