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Session B2
如何講述“歷史故事”? 台北,首爾與上海的慰安婦博物館展覽比較
How do They Tell the “Story”? The Displays in the Comfort Woman Museums in Taipei, Seoul and Shanghai
前原志保 Shiho Maehara
Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University, Japan
日本九州大學人間環境學研究院

 Museums are not only the places to collect, preserve and research the cultural resources, but the place to display them to educate all generations, especially, history museum has a quite important role to let nation to understand their land and its “official” history, and sometimes stoke or sustain nationalism and patriotism.Japanese military ‘comfort women’ (Japanese military sexual slaves) issues have been quite sensitive and controversial issues among East Asian countries for ages. Author has been wondering and researching why people in Taiwan, South Korea and China have totally different attitude and feeling toward Japanese occupation and Japan, and believes that the historical education of each country is one of the keys to understand these differences. Moreover, it is not only history textbooks or history classes at school can make his or her perception of the national history, but also museum is an essential facility to experience it.This paper presents an introductory analysis of how comfort women’s stories have displayed and told in three museums: War and Women’s Human Rights Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Ama Museum in Taipei, Taiwan and Chinese “Comfort Women” History Museum in Shanghai, China. In this paper, author also briefly introduces the characteristic of each running organization of the museums, the Korean Council for Women Drafted into Japanese Military Sexual Slavery, the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation and the Research Center for Chinese “Comfort women,” Shanghai Normal University, and the contents analysis of the museums, then the paper will make a comparison among three museums and discuss how do they tell the story of Comfort women and how these museums have related to Nationalism, national identity issues and Anti-Japanese sentiments of each countries.