Maija Rhee Devine

“46 Surviving Korean Comfort Women”

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:

Posted on: March 15th, 2017

3/10/16 Power Pt. Presentation on Comfort Women of WWII, KU Dole Institute of Politics

This talk went on YouTube:

Posted on: April 4th, 2016

4/13/16 Power Pt. Presentation on Comfort Women of WWII

KimSDThatMomentCRRKimSDThatMoment50%6:30pm, Reception, 7:00pm Presentation, Plymouth Language School, 926 Vermon St., Lawrence, KS 66044 (785-766-0928).

Posted on: April 4th, 2016

4/7/16, 6pm, Reading and Presentation with Visual Images, Historical Poems & Prose

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Posted on: April 4th, 2016

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:

Posted on: December 15th, 2015

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:


Posted on: December 15th, 2015

KOMU TV Airs Maija’s Talk on Comfort Women



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

Posted on: December 15th, 2015

Short Story Makes The Kenyon Review Weekend Read

The Kenyon Review Weekend Reads Series, May 8, 2015:  “Chaste Berry” by Maija Rhee Devine:

Posted on: December 15th, 2015

KOAM TV Airs Talk on The Voices of Heaven

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


Posted on: December 15th, 2015

Power Point Presentation on The Voices of Heaven

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.

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, (, 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.



Posted on: December 15th, 2015

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