[KS] Specialist on comfort women issues and Tokto issue

don kirk kirkdon at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 8 21:12:00 EDT 2011

I wonder what's your view, as a specialist, on George Hicks' "The Comfort Women." It seemed to me to suffer from a terrific lack of footnotes and other forms of attribution while depending mightily on works in Korean and Japanese that could have been translated and published in English editions. (As far as I could tell, the book contained no original interviews though some of these women were and are available. A few of them still manage to show up for weekly demos in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul.) That's just an off-hand view after one reading. Would be interested in the academic perspective.
Don Kirk

--- On Thu, 7/7/11, Bang-Soon Yoon <yoonb at cwu.EDU> wrote:

From: Bang-Soon Yoon <yoonb at cwu.EDU>
Subject: Re: [KS] Specialist on comfort women issues and Tokto issue
To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws, dilj at pdx.edu
Cc: LauniusM at cwu.edu
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011, 2:35 PM

Dear Professor Lee,
You can list me as a Korean comfort women specialist.  I am currently finishing up my book manuscript on comfort women specifically focused on the Korean victims' case from a comparative perspective.  My recent publications on the subject include an article published by the Northeast Asian History Foundation's English journal:  Bang-Soon L. Yoon, "Imperial Japan's Comfort Women from Korea:  History & Politics of Silence-Breaking," The Journal of Northeast Asian History, Vol. 7, Number 1 (Summer 2010), pp. 5-39.  I can send you a copy of it upon request.
Regarding the Tokdo specialist, I recommend Dr. Michael A. Launius, Professor of Political Science & the Executive Director of the International Studies & Programs at Central Washington University.  He published several research papers, newspaper special columns, etc.  Thanks.
Bang-Soon L. Yoon

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>>> <dilj at pdx.edu> 07/06/11 8:18 PM >>> 
Dear members, 

I would like to know who are the specialists on the issues of Korean 
comfort women, and specialists on the issues of Tokto in the west. 

Information on these will be appreciated. 

Best wishes, 

Junghee Lee 
Junghee Lee 
Department of Art 
Portland State University 
P.O. Box 751 
Portland, OR 97207-0751 
leeju at pdx.edu 
fax. 503-725-4541 
Tel. 503-725-3347 
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