Event: January 24 – Presentation by Doctor Joseph Wong and Flora Chong

On January 24th 2011, the East Asian Studies Student Union will host a special presentation by Doctor Joseph Wong and Flora Chong from the Toronto Association for Learning and Preserving the History of World War II (ALPHA). ALPHA’s mandate is to discover and raise awareness of the history of World War II in Asia and its significance to human rights education. This presentation will discuss the history of World War II with a focus on Asia, particularly in regards to atrocities such as the treatment of “comfort women”, as well as war criminal trials and issues of compensation and apology following the war.

It will aim to answer the following questions:

How do we remember World War II in Asia?
What can we do to educate the next generations in order to share truth, gain justice, and promote reconciliation?

It promises to be a fascinating discussion, not only for those involved in Asian studies but also those interested in history, education, international relations, human rights issues, etc. All are welcome! We hope to see you there!

January 24, 4-6PM
Debates Room, Hart House