17 Sep '16, 2pm

BiblioAsia @NLB: The George Hicks Collection at the National Library is significant for a number of reasons.

Hicks himself is an accomplished writer. Looking to philosophers and thinkers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Thomas Paine and Charles Darwin as guiding lights, Hicks has engaged the second theme with zeal and conviction, openly expressing his views on the handover of Hong Kong to China in various opinion pieces and editorials published in the International Herald Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal and Far Eastern Economic Review. Especially significant is his seminal work, The Comfort Women: Sex Slaves of the Japanese Imperial Forces (1995), a trailblazing book that exposed the plight of Asian women abducted and forced to work as sex workers by the Japanese military during World War II. As part of their research for the book, Hicks and his wife Julia travelled throughout Southeast Asia to interview former comfort women, and obtain first-hand accounts of their hor...

Full article: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/biblioasia/2016/04/11/the-george-hi...

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