Study Tour in Shanghai

 

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All participants of the 14-days 2005 Peace and Reconciliation Study Tour to China

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Delegates from British Columbia

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Delegates from Ontario

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A seminar on Japan¡¦s military sexual slavery system hosted by the History Department of Shanghai Normal University

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Professor SU Zhi Liang (right), Director of Center for Study on Chinese "Comfort Women" of Shanghai Normal University introduces the history of Japanese military sexual slavery and the present sufferings of victims.

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Taking notes seriously.

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Delegates showing their appreciation to Prof. SU Zhi Liang

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Teachers are absorbed in the screening of the video documentary, Women¡¦s International War Crimes Tribunal for the Trial of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery (Tokyo, December 2000)

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David Owen shares his view about the long-over due redress for victims of military sexual slavery.

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Judy Burne raises questions on the redress of the so-called ¡§comfort women¡¨.

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A former Korean "comfort woman¡§ (front row, third from right) who doesn't want her identity released bears witness to the sexual slavery system of the Japanese military. She settled in China after the war and has never returned to her home country.

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Sophia YAO, graduate student of Prof. SU and co-author of the book, Japan¡¦s Military Comfort Stations in Shanghai comforts the survivor who is doing public witnessing for the first time.

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On behalf of us, Cindy Patten (right) presents souvenir to the former ¡§comfort women¡¨ (middle) to show our support for her quest for redress and express our appreciation of her courage to bear witness to us.

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Joseph Tong (left) is interpreting for eyewitness Mr. CHEN Bing Rong (middle). Mr. Chen testifies how his home was taken away in 1943 by the Japanese Army and then turned into a "comfort station" in Qian Cang Zhan, Shanghai.

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Walking up the steep flight of wooden stairs to the second floor of the former "comfort station".

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A corner of the former "comfort station".

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On the second floor of Qian Cang Zhan ¡§comfort station¡¨. The corridor leads to the rooms where the ¡§comfort women¡¨ were kept.

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The Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association hosts welcoming luncheon and we are introduced to Professor XIANG Longwan, son of HSIANG (XIANG) Che Chun who was the prosecutor representing China at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (Dec 1945 ¡V Dec 1948).

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Professor XIANG Longwan shows pictures of his father and Judge MEI Ju-Ao who represented China as judge at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Canada was also represented at the Tribunal by Judge Edward S. McDougall and prosecutor Brigadier H. Nolan.

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Some light moments: The Bund of the past

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Some light moments: The Bund of the future

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Some light moments: Xujiahui Cathedral

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Some light moments: Yu Yuan Garden in the Old Town of Shanghai

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A beautiful corner of Yu Yuan Garden

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Some light moments: West Lake of Hangzhou

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Patricia O¡¦Reilly and Ryan Ward jointly lead a sharing session on the freeway heading towards Yiwu, Zhejiang Province.

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Doug Short sharing his reflection en route to Yiwu

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Krista Bryndza sharing her observations

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Souad Sharabani (right) sharing her experience

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Judy Toy takes the opportunity to express her feeling.

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Michael Ball shares his viewpoint.

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Daniel Shiu sharing his reflection 

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