GA Biennial Conference 10/08-10/2010, New Jersey

International Education Conference
on the History of WWII in Asia

sponsored by the

Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia
New Jersey-Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia
New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

co-sponsored by the Holocaust Resource Center of the Richard Stockton College
of New Jersey, Brookdale Community College’s Center for WWII Studies &
Conflict Resolution and Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center,
and Oakcrest High School, presenting a two and one-half day conference:

“Acknowledgment, Apology, Reconciliation”

for teachers, students, historians, and researchers on ending the tensions felt in
all nations of the Pacific with Japan over unresolved issues of war crimes and
atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces on mainland Asia
and on island nations of the Pacific during WWII. The conference will also
address issues in the larger context of human rights violations, global
citizenship, and resolution of past historical injustices.
October 8, 9, 10, 2010 on the campus of  Oakcrest High School
1824 Doctor Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330

Program: Plenary sessions, breakout discussion groups, keynotes, photo exhibits,
documentary films, and book sales.

Friday afternoon and evening: Registration, photo exhibit, film, light dinner, speakers,
and informal discussions.

Saturday all day and evening: Speakers on war history (including eye witness accounts),
educational issues (especially related to teaching in American high schools), evening
banquet, keynote, film, informal discussions with authors and researchers.

Sunday morning: Holocaust Resource Center of the Richard Stockton College of NJ
visit, speakers, discussion of potential follow-on education actions and activities, and
lunch at Oakcrest High School.

Sunday afternoon: Business and planning meeting for
Global Alliance and Affiliate organizations, open to members of all Affiliate organizations.
International Education Conference on the History of WWII in Asia
Preliminary Program and Speakers

Documentary Film Presentations:

“Iris Chang–The Rape of Nanking”
The life and work of Iris Chang; Q&A with Drs. Shau-Jin and Ying-Ying Chang

“Torn Memories of Nanjing” (in Japanese with English subtitles)The apology of Japanese soldiers for the Nanjing atrocity; Q&A with Ms. Tamaki Matsuoka

“Lessons in the Blood”
Post-war reconciliation through history lessons; Q&A with Mr. James Hong

Confirmed speakers:
Mr. James Bradley, history researcher and author: Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, and
Imperial Cruise
Dr. Werner Gruhl, history researcher and author: Imperial Japan’s World War Two: 1931-1945
Ms. Kang Jian, attorney and human rights activist in China
Ms. Thekla Lit, human rights activist and co-Chair Canada-ALPHA
Ms. Tamaki Matsuoka, Japanese film maker and director: “Torn Memories of Nanjing”
Prof. Su Zhiliang, Shanghai Normal University, China
Ms. Wang Xuan, human rights activist and history researcher in China
Dr. Paul Winkler, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education
Prof. Zhang Lian-hong, Nanjing Normal University, co-author with Prof. Hu Hua-ling: The
Undaunted Women of Nanking

Invited Speakers and Panel Members:
Government and political leaders from United States, China, Japan, and Korea
Professors, teachers, and academic researchers
Activists from the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe
Panels and Workshops to be Announced

International Education Conference on the History of WWII in Asia
Conference Registration Form
Name: ______________________________________________________________
Occupation/profession: _______________________________________________
Agency/educational institution: _________________________________________
Position: ____________________________________________________________
Home address: _______________________________________________________
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Registration Fees:
– All 3 days (including all meals*) ——————————————————— $130
– Saturday: All day/evening (including banquet & evening program) ——— $100
– Saturday: Daytime only (not including banquet & evening program) ——– $80
– Sunday: Morning only (including lunch) ———————————————– $50
Discount: 40% for teachers and 60% for students
Professional Development: Max 15 credits (depending on length of participation)

Please return form and registration payment by September 24, 2010 to:
Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WWII in Asia
P.O. Box 1323
San Carlos, California 94070-7323
Further information:
* Includes 2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 continental breakfasts, and 2 coffee breaks

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