Join Dr Sachiyo Tsukamoto and Purai Global Indigenous History Centre for the launch of her book, ‘The Politics of Trauma and Integrity.’
Dr Sachiyo Tsukamoto’s work gives voice to the Japanese women behind one of the largest, government-sponsored human trafficking and sexual slavery scandals in modern history.
Using diaries, interviews, letters and oral testimonies, the book, based on her University of Newcastle thesis, uncovers the life or, in many cases, death struggles of so-called Japanese “Comfort Women” in pursuit of public recognition as the victims of state violence against women.
The launch will include an on-line tour of Japan’s Kanita Women’s Rehabilitation Centre, a short talk by the president of Asian Studies Association of Australia, Professor Kate McGregor and a reading by Dr Tsukamoto.
Registered participants will be offered a discount on their purchase of e-book and hardcover copies of The Politics of Trauma and Integrity. Stories of Japanese “Comfort Women”.