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Power Point Talk on Comfort Women, 12/21/2015, Seattle

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

KOAM (Korean American) TV crew will cover this event.  It’s not open to the public, but as the speaker, I can invite a few guests.  Those wishing to attend this event should contact Maija.  In this comfort women’s testimonies-based presentation, Maija will present the lives of these women before, during, and after their lives as comfort women of WWII.  Her discussion will include testimonies by Japanese soldiers who used these women’s services and the issues that pose obstacles to the resolution and closures for the women.

#comfortwomen #sexslaves #warraparation

Maija’s TEDx Talk, 2/22/14:

http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A

Columbia Missourian Reports on Maija’s Talk on Comfort Women

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

Columbia Missourian, 10/08/15:

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/an-uncomfortable-truth-writer-looks-at-the-comfort-women-of/article_911e9060-6d38-11e5-9d80-9bd1335acbc7.html

#korea #comfortwomen #apology #WWII

Maija’s TEDx Talk of 2/22/14:

http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A

 

KOMU TV Airs Maija’s Talk on Comfort Women

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

 

 

KOMU TV, Columbia, MO, 10/07/15:

http://www.komu.com/player/?video_id=30873&zone=5&categories=5

Maija Gives Keynote Speech at Thorpe Menn Book Award Luncheon

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

KC Star announced on 9/20/2015 Maija’s keynote speech at the 37th Annual AAUW-KC’s Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award Luncheon to be held on 10/3/2015. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article35587245.html

Short Story Makes The Kenyon Review Weekend Read

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

The Kenyon Review Weekend Reads Series, May 8, 2015:  “Chaste Berry” by Maija Rhee Devine:   http://www.kenyonreview.org/journal/summer-2004/selections/maija-rhee-devine-342846/

KOAM TV Airs Talk on The Voices of Heaven

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

KOAM TV, Seattle, Washington, interview, published 9/16/15:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug36GRk_Pyg&feature=youtu.be

 

Power Point Presentation on The Voices of Heaven

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

UWBookSori#1Maija gave a power point presentation on her autobiographical novel about Korea, The Voices of Heaven, on 9/12/15, at the University of Washington East Asian Library’s Buksori (Korean Drum Beat) Program.  KOAM TV of Seattle and SeattleN News crew covered the event.  Here is the link to SeattleN New article.

http://www.seattlen.com/n/bbs/board.php?bo_table=News&wr_id=10226

Summary translation in English: “. . .  for the first time, the U. Washington Library Korean Studies Section’s “Book Sori” (“Korean Drum Beat”) author series, which ran for 2 years,  invited an author who wrote a book about Korea in English. . . . using ‘dramatic and delightful’ Korean language and delivering her presentation powerfully, Maija Rhee Devine transported her audience to her autobiographical, magical stories of growing up in patriarchal, son-preferring Confucian Korea and living through the Korean War. . . .  With her punchy delivery style, she had the audience break out in laughs, but under the hilarity ran profoundly sad course of her stories.”

#seattle #thevoicesofheaven #koreanwar

In her TEDx Talk, 2/22/14, (http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A), Maija discusses the characters and the stories of love affected profoundly by the Korea’s centuries-old son preference culture and the Korean War as portrayed in The Voices of Heaven.

 

 

Maija’s Story of a Comfort Woman Soon Duk Kim Published in The Korea Times

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Maija Rhee Devine

StolenAwayKimSoonDuk55% StolenAwayKimSoonDukThe Korea Times, “A Korean Comfort Woman and a Japanese Officer,” 08/05/15.  This is a story of a former Korean comfort woman Soon Duk Kim based on her 1999 testimony published in Korean.  After her return to Korea, decades later, she took an art class as part of her trauma therapy and produced colorful and  provocative paintings.  I upload one of them, titled, “Stolen Away.”  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2015/08/162_184265.html

#comfortwomen #korea #japan #military #WWII  (Maija’s TEDx Talk, 2/22/14:http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A)

 

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