Korean-American artist recreates ‘comfort station’ in Taipei (update)

Elaine Hou – Focus Taiwan – Friday, 13 December 2013 (originally published 09 Dec)

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Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Korean-born American artist Chang-Jin Lee has created a “comfort station” in Taipei, part of an exhibition meant to draw attention to the issue of sexual slavery perpetrated by Japanese soldiers in World War II.

Called “Comfort Women Wanted,” Lee’s series of works recreates the experiences that hundreds of thousands of young women across Asia were forced to undergo during Japanese rule.

“Now it’s our time to find a way to keep this very important history alive,” Lee said Monday, noting that the number of former comfort women alive today continues to decrease . . .

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