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Speaker: Yonson Ahn

Title: Identity Reconstruction of Korean "Comfort Women" and Japanese Soldiers during World War II

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Institution: Lecture held at the Centre de Recherches sur la Corée, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Place: Paris, France

Date: January 27, 2006

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History, Korean History | Types: Forced Prostitution / "Comfort Women"; Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Asia-Pacific War


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Speaker: Yonson Ahn, Institut für Orientalische und Ostasiatische Philologien (Institute for Oriental and East Asian Studies), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Goethe University Frankfurt) –

Abstract: »The following three questions will be raised in the lecture titled “comfort women”:
1. what research issues were emerged during interviews with the Korean comfort women and the Japanese veterans?
2. what kinds of masculinity/femininity of the Japanese soldiers and Korean "comfort women" respectively were re/constructed through the comfort station system?
3. how were the past of the comfort women remembered in Japanese and Korean nationalisms?« (Source: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Japan / Shōwa period; History of Korea / Korea under Japanese rule | Prostitution: Forced prostitution / Comfort women | Sexual violence: Types of rape / Wartime sexual violence | War: Pacific War / Japanese war crimes