Added: December 20, 2014 – Last updated: November 5, 2016
Speaker: Joshua D. Pilzer
Title: Hearts of Pine
Subtitle: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women"
Institution: Book Cafe, Korea Society
Place: New York, United States
Date: May 3, 2012
Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History, Korean History | Representations: Song Texts; Types: Forced Prostitution / "Comfort Women"; Types: Wartime Rape / Asia Pacific War
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»In the wake of the Asia-Pacific War, Korean survivors of the "comfort women" system—those bound into sexual slavery for the Japanese military—lived under great pressure not to speak about what had happened to them. Joshua Pilzer’s Hearts of Pine provides a window into the lives of three such survivors: Pak Duri, Mun Pilgi, and Bae Chunhui. Over the course of ten years, the author worked with these elderly women: smoking with them, eating with them, singing and playing with them, and trying to understand and document their worlds of song.
Publication: Pilzer, Joshua D. Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women". New York 2012. – Bibliographic Entry: Info
Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Japan / Shōwa period; History of Korea / Korea under Japanese rule | Prostitution: Forced prostitution / Comfort women | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: Pacific War / Japanese war crimes