In this op-ed published in The Kansas City Star,02/16/16 (and also in The Korea Times, 2/15/16), the error of the number of Korean comfort women surviving today,46, quoted in news media, is corrected. Reports should have said, “Out of 238 former Korean comfort women who registered with the South Korean government, only 46 survive.” Today, in March, 2017, there are 36. Link: http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/KCSPress/SharedArticle.ashx?document=KCS%5c2016%5c02%5c16&article=Ar00802
“46 Surviving Korean Comfort Women”
3/10/16 Power Pt. Presentation on Comfort Women of WWII, KU Dole Institute of Politics
4/13/16 Power Pt. Presentation on Comfort Women of WWII
4/7/16, 6pm, Reading and Presentation with Visual Images, Historical Poems & Prose
Power Point Talk on Comfort Women, 12/21/2015, Seattle
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:
Columbia Missourian Reports on Maija’s Talk on Comfort Women
Columbia Missourian, 10/08/15:
#korea #comfortwomen #apology #WWII
Maija’s TEDx Talk of 2/22/14:
KOMU TV Airs Maija’s Talk on Comfort Women
KOMU TV, Columbia, MO, 10/07/15:
Short Story Makes The Kenyon Review Weekend Read
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
KOAM TV, Seattle, Washington, interview, published 9/16/15:
Power Point Presentation on The Voices of Heaven
Maija 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.
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.