Talks and Films about the “Forgotten Atrocity” of WWII, Madison Public Library, NJ, 4/19/14

Talks and Films about the “Forgotten Atrocity” of WWII at the Madison Public Library:

  • “Brief Overview of the “Forgotten Atrocity” of WWII
    Don M. Tow:  Ph.D. and President of NJ-ALPHA (15 minutes)
  •  “John Magee’s Testament”
    Private film by American missionary John Magee during the Nanking Massacre in 1937 (25 minutes)
  •  “Unit 731 Japanese Human Medical Experiments”
    Part 2 of 5-part program from History Channel – 1998 (10 minutes)
  • “Torn Memories of Nanjing”
    Abridged version of documentary film by Tamaki Matsuoka (13 minutes)
  •  “Good People Facing Atrocities”
    Sharon Dolled:  Special Education Teacher, Memorial Middle School, Howell, and participant of the 2012 Peace & Reconciliation Asia Study Tour (30 minutes)

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Free Public Seminar – “Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves”, Princeton University, 5/3/14


A talk by Professor Peipei Qiu, Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Professor of Chinese and Japanese, and Director of Asian Studies Program, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Professor Qiu is the primary author (with Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei) of new book Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves – Oxford Oral History Series (2014)

“This book is heart-rending and courageous. It gives voice, for the first time in English, to the Chinese women enslaved by the Japanese armies during the invasion and occupation of China. I finished it with a great respect for the victims whose stories are told here and for the historians who have brought them to light.” – Review by Diana Lary, author of The Chinese People at War:  Human Suffering and Social Transformation, 1937-1945.”

“The individual histories documented in this book are very moving, particularly because they include discussion of the family backgrounds of these women before the war and of their experiences in later life.” – Review by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, author of Borderline Japan: Foreigners and Frontier Controls in the Postwar Era.

“The stories/illustrations used are very moving and will yield heart-wrenching response from the reader.  This book rebuts the deniers’ arguments with facts and figures as well as survivors’ testimonies, but not in a Japan bashing way.  This is the first English book on this subject matter using Chinese, Japanese, and English sources.”  –  Review by Thekla Lit, President of British Columbia ALPHA in Canada

The event is sponsored by the NJ Alliance for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (NJ-ALPHA) and the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Princeton University (ACSSPU).

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