Prominent Harvard professor pilloried for peddling revisionist history about wartime ‘comfort women’ · Global Voices

A team of five professional historians, all with deep knowledge of organized sexual slavery and the “comfort women issue,” published an open letter that focuses on the academic integrity of Ramseyer’s recent IRLE article.

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The five historians who reviewed Ramseyer’s IRLE journal article, interviewed on Korean televison. Screencap from MBC website.

Their letter, at 33 pages, is four times as long as Ramseyer’s eight-page IRLE article, and carefully examines every aspect of Ramseyer’s article, with particular focus on his sources.

Asserting that Ramseyer mischaracterized, distorted and misrepresented sources, the historians questioned the fundamental academic integrity of the journal article, and called on IRLE to retract it:

Its inaccuracies are more than superficial errors; they completely undermine the article’s claims. […] We believe that an article containing this level of academic misconduct should not have passed peer review, or have been published in an academic journal.

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