Accepted paper:

In Solidarity with "Daniang": Transnational Panel Exhibit on Japan's Military Sexual Violence


Fumie Ohashi

Paper short abstract:

This paper describes the impact of the panel exhibit on Japan's military sexual Violence from feminist perspective.

Paper long abstract:

We, Committee for the Panel Exhibit in China on Japan's Military Sexual Violence, started our activity in China after the China Exhibit at Women's Active Museum on War and Peace (wam) in Tokyo in 2007. Since 2009 we have succeeded our exhibits in China in cooperation with local museums, scholars and feminist activists. By the end of the year 2012, we have had our exhibits in Shanxi, Beijing, Shaanxi, Guangzhou and Nanjing, and will have another exhibit in Beijing in 2013. This paper is based on the empirical findings through the actual networking among women and men across China and Japan. The title "In Solidarity with 'Daniang'" is what contributors share in our hearts. Daniang (grandma) is how we call the Chinese survivors from the Japanese military sexual violence during Sino-Japan War. By reviewing how Chinese and Japanese contributors have espoused and pursued this cause, I would like to discuss the possibilities of transnational feminisms among Asia.

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Japanese military sexual violence in Asian regions