S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Dept. of Anthropology (인류학과) Korean Anthropology Review Korean Anthropology Review Vol.2 (2018)
Incomplete Stories: Experiences and Memories of Japanese Imperial Army’s Comfort Women
- Kim, Myung-hye
- Issue Date
- Korean Anthropology Review, Vol.2, pp. 43-72
- This article was originally published in 2004 in 『한국문화인류학』 [Korean cultural anthropology] 37(2): 3‒22; Translated into English by Grace Payer.
- (In lieu of an abstract) Somewhere in their mind, everyone has memories that they wish they did not, because of pain, because of shame, because of pent-up anger, or for any other number of unpleasant reasons. Stored in some personal private corner of our minds, we want to deny the very existence of these memories. However, these private memories, though perhaps not created through one’s own volition but at the hands of someone else or through an unforeseen circumstance, can be excavated and evoked, and subsequently reconstructed as social memories.