Chen Lifei

In July 2017 Crestwood teacher Scott Masters took part in Alpha Education’s Peace and Reconciliation Tour.  Seventeen educators, activists, lawyers, and documentarians toured China and Korea, learning about the Asian perspective on the Second World War, and exploring ways to raise awareness of this side of the war to an international audience.  The tour was organized by Don Tow, as part of his ongoing efforts to stimulate social justice education and to improve Asian-American understanding and relationships.  Many difficult issues were raised and studied during this tour, including that of the “comfort women”, the euphemism the Japanese developed to describe the young women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers.  While in China, the members of the Alpha Tour were able to meet with Chen Lifei, of Shanghai Normal University. Ms. Chen has been studying this aspect of the war and she was kind enough to share her research with us.

Please note that this interview is in Chinese, with the English translation at the end of each segment.