Universität Wien FIND

150102 SE The so-called ‚comfort women‘ of the Japanese Imperial Army (M3) (2016W)

in Taiwan and China in and after World War II

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

The SE analyzes the documentation of the so-called "comfort women" of the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II after 70 years in fictional literature and in film. The Seminar concentrates on the visit of film director Wu Hisu-Ching (Taiwan) in Vienna. Director Wu is the director of the 2014/15 film Song of the Reed about comfort women in Taiwan.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The SE is partially blocked, and attendance is mandatory. Dates include: 03.11.16 afternoon, time to be confirmed
05.11.16 film screening from 11 a.m.
18.11.16 round table from 14.00 p.m.
20.11.16 11.00 - 13.00
23.11.16 18.30 - 20.00
24.11.16 17.30 - 21.00

Thursday 03.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Saturday 05.11. 11:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Wednesday 23.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10


Aims, contents and method of the course

- film analysis
- literature analysis
- writing of a press article

Assessment and permitted materials

several papers submitted electronically in different formats.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1. introduction to 1 selected material from C3 including pdf scan of article
2. article on Round Table and on contributions (1000 words)
3. press article on Filmmuseum event (1000 words)
4. Summary of Wu Hsiu-Ching Lecture
5. Analysis of Song of the Reed from different perspectives
6. Term Paper

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

LK 421/422

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