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Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2013-2014: Violence

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“Comfort Women Wanted”: Uncovering Violent Past And Entering New Age Of Activism Through Visual Language, Yae-Jin Ha May 2014

“Comfort Women Wanted”: Uncovering Violent Past And Entering New Age Of Activism Through Visual Language, Yae-Jin Ha

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2013-2014: Violence

During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the early 1900s, approximately 200,000 young Korean women were coerced into serving as sex slaves for the Japanese soldiers. Known as comfort women, much of their existence and stories was obscured until recently. With only 55 of these women still surviving, the need to raise awareness of their experience has never been greater. What role has art played in this effort, and how has it been used to create a discourse between older and newer generations, as a physical evidence of their emotional scars, and as a healing mechanism? In addition, what ...