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Dog Collars Behind Barbed Wire: The internment of British and Canadian missionaries in the Japanese Empire & Japanese Wartime Uses of Christianity 1937-1945

November 1, 2007

YCAR was pleased to welcome A. Hamish Ion to speak on 'Dog Collars Behind Barbed Wire: The internment of British and Canadian missionaries in the Japanese Empire & Japanese Wartime Uses of Christianity 1937-1945" on Thursday, November 1. Dr. Ion examined the treatment of missionary internees highlighting the wide diversity of the internee/POW experience in the Second World War in East Asia, contextualized in the perspective of Japanese use of Christianity to promote a collaborative spirit in the peoples of Japanese-held territories. Ion holds a PhD in Japanese Studies from the University of Sheffield, and teaches history at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston. The discussant was Young-sik Yoo, a professor at U of T and York.

The talk was part of the 'Canadian
Missionaries in Asia' series.

 

 

 


 

 

(L to R) Young-sik Yoo and A Hamish Ion

 

 

 

 

 

(L to R) Young-sik Yoo, A Hamish Ion and Michael Stainton, event organizer

 

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