A timely new book on the Comfort Woman issue is out about now from Palgrave McMillan.
Its author, Dr Maki Kimura, will be giving a talk at SOAS on 12 February:
Korean ‘Comfort Women’: Listen to Their Voices, Hear Their Cries
Dr Maki Kimura (University College London), author of Unfolding the ‘Comfort Women’ Debates: Modernity, Violence, Women’s Voices (Palgrave Macmillan) will speak on the issue of WW2 Japanese military sexual slavery.
As the voices of victim-survivors continue to be ignored by the South Korean and Japanese goverments, and most of the world’s news media, Dr. Kimura presents a timely exploration of the complexity of politics that silenced theses women for so long, and threatens to do so again.
The Korean ‘comfort women’, like the villagers of Gangjeong on Jeju Island, have been betrayed by their own government to facilitate increased US militarism. SOAS Save Jeju Island Society is pleased to host this event in co-operation with Justice For Comfort Women UK.