Local Memory Questioning Justice in Asia: The Issue of ‘Japanese Military Comfort Women’
Hyunah Yang is a Professor of Law at Seoul National University School of Law and Prosecutor of the Korean South and North Joint Team at ‘the 2000 International Women’s Tribunal in Tokyo. Professor Yang’s main fields of research are feminist legal studies, postcolonialism and family law in Korea. The victim testimony research with emphasis on the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery survivors is another important area. She served as a President at the Korean Association of Gender and Law, and currently is a Commissioner at the National Human Rights Commission. Among her publications are ‘A Journey of Family Law Reform in Korea: Tradition, Equality, and Social Change’ (Journal of Korean Law, 2009); ‘Finding “Map of Memory”: Testimonies of Japanese Sexual Slavery Survivors’ (Positions, 2008); ‘"Multicultural Families" in South Korea: A Socio-Legal Approach’ (N. Carolina Journal of Intl. Law, 2011); and ‘Law and Society in Korea’ (Edgar Elgar Publisher, 2013).
Time & Location
Jun 07, 2016 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Seminar Room, Institute for Korean Studies, Fabeckstr. 7, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem
The lecture is hosted by the Institute for Korean Studies, in cooperation with GEAS.