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Born in Korea, received an M.a. degree in theater arts from the University of California at Los Angeles. She has written and produced a number of television programs, including "Koreans in L.a.," and "Poets in Profile." She received Emmy nominations for her work as co- producer of "Korea," a 23-part news series, and "Korea: The New Power in the Pacific," a one-hour news documentary for KCBS-TV. Her full-length play Hanako (earlier version of Comfort Women) had a World Premiere at East West Players in Los Angeles in 1999. Ms. Kim is the author of Chungmi--Selected Poems; her second book of poems, Glacier Lily, was recently published by Red Hen Press. Her poems and articles have appeared in many journals and anthologies.
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During World War II, the Japanese Imperial Forces drafted more than two hundred thousand women from Asian countries, the majority from Korea, and forced them to serve as sex slaves known as "comfort women" for Japanese soldiers. Hanako is an emotional story of the Korean "comfort women" who suffered in silence, as their stories remained buried for decades.
Revised Title: Comfort Women
East West Players, La 1999
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