East Asia

The Holocaust and its Heritage: Taiwan, East Asia, and Beyond

Date
Tue June 1st 2021, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for East Asian Studies, Kyushu University's UNESCO Chair on Education for Peace, Social Justice and Global Citizenship, and the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University
Location
Webinar via Zoom
Admission Information

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In July 2018 the Taipei AMA museum, which is dedicated to the memory of the comfort women, opened a year-long exhibit under the title "Anne x Ama: Girls Under Fire in WWII." The exhibit brought together the memory of Anne Frank and the young Taiwanese girls who were victimized by the Imperial Japanese military. The exhibit is part of a wave of Holocaust-related activities throughout East Asia. China and Japan have found and commemorated their own "Schindlers" (Ho Feng-Shan and Sugihara Chiune). Individual victims of Japan's war and their supporters, along with institutions like the Hiroshima and Nagasaki museums, have increasingly turned to the models of restitution, legal precedents, and memorial practices of the Holocaust. Seeking to explore the impact of the Holocaust across East Asia, the webinar will bring museum professionals and Academic experts on Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea to discuss the intersection of East Asian and Hoocaust memory cultures. We interrogate the nature of institutional cooperation between museums and memorials, investigate models shared between different memory cultures, and inquire into the extent that one call such connections a global memory culture. 

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The webinar is jointly sponsored by Kyushu University's UNESCO Chair on Education for Peace, Social Justice and Global Citizenship, Stanford University's Center for East Asian Studies, and the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University. 

The discussion will be conducted in English.

Panel 1: Memory, Activism and Praxis

Hunghsi Chao, World Monuments Fund
Ye, Der-lan Theresa, Taipei Women Rescue Foundation, AMA House
Simon Li, Hong Kong Holocaust Tolerance Center
David Deutsch, Overseas Education and Training Department, International School for Holocaust Studies , Yad Vashem
Hegburg, Krista, International Academic Programs, United States Holocaust Historical Museum
 

Panel 2: The Entaglements of the Holocaust and East Asian Memory Spheres

Edward Vickers, Kyushu University
Dafna Zur, Stanford University
Ran Zwigenberg, Penn State University
Shu-Mei Huang, National Taiwan University