Finding the 'Map of Memory': Testimony of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery Survivors

TitleFinding the 'Map of Memory': Testimony of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery Survivors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsYang, Hyunah
JournalPositions
Volume16
Issue1
Pagination79-107
Date Published03/2008
Abstract

Who speaks for the Korean past? In particular, who speaks for the Korean history of the Japanese military sexual slavery system? Yang raises these questions because certain positions seem to be absent in the writing of Asia's history during the period of colonialism and the Pacific War. The problem is not only that certain categorical positions are absent, such as those of a particular class, gender, nationality, or sexuality, but that attempts are made by others to designate the viewpoints and methods to represent them. This essay addresses the subject positions of the women survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery through the representation of their testimony. This essay is about the method, ethics, and, ultimately, epistemology of representing the numerous and nameless subjects that have been called "Japanese military comfort women."

URLhttp://positions.dukejournals.org/content/16/1/79
Short TitleFinding the 'Map of Memory'
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