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'Comfort Women,' International Law and the Japanese Government


1,000th Wednesday Demonstration (cropped), provided by the speaker

Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Monday, October 10, 2022
4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

10383 Bunche Hall

It has been thirty-two years since the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (the Korean Council) started the redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery in November 1990. While the redress movement has received strong supports from various institutions and individuals including international human rights organizations, Japanese citizens, college students in the United States, and law makers in the United States and European countries, the main issue on 'comfort women' has remained unresolved 

This lecture provides the background surrounding this issue and explores the system how 'Comfort Women' were drafted to serve as sexual slaves for Japanese Imperial Army during the World War Two. Prof. Min will also address what is necessary to resolve issues surrounding 'comfort women.' 

 


Pyong Gap Min is the Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also serves as Director of the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College. his research interests include immigration, ethnic identity and business, immigrants' religious practices, and family/gender/women with a special focus on Asian/Korean Americans. He authored several books which includes national book awards winner. His new book, Transnational Cultural Flow form Home: Korean Community in Greater New York will be published in December 2022. 


koreanstudies@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies

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