Documenting the "Comfort Women": Film Screening & Poetry Reading

March 22, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, ART AUDITORIUM (ART 132)

As part of the conference "Empires in Motion" (3/21-3/23) this will event explore the fraught discourse and contemporary representations of the “comfort women,” a euphemism for the sex slaves of the Japanese empire. It will begin with a screening of Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue (2018), a documentary by Miki Dezaki. The film will be followed by a poetry reading by Emily Jungmin Yoon, the author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species (2018). The event will conclude with a Q&A with the filmmaker and poet in attendance. For more information and registration, visit This special event is sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, the Department of History, and the Department of Asian Studies.

Event Sponsor
East Asian Languages and Literatures, CKS, CJS, Asian Studies, Mānoa Campus

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Andre Haag, (808) 956-8940,,

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