Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves (Oxford Oral History Series)

Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves (Oxford Oral History Series)

Peipei Qiu


in the course of the Asia-Pacific warfare, the japanese army pressured millions of ladies throughout Asia into "comfort stations" the place they have been many times raped and tortured. jap imperial forces claimed they recruited girls to hitch those stations so as to hinder the mass rape of neighborhood ladies and the unfold of venereal ailment between infantrymen. in fact, those girls have been abducted and coerced into sexual slavery. convenience stations institutionalized rape, and those "comfort ladies" have been subjected to atrocities that experience only in the near past develop into the topic of overseas debate.

Chinese convenience girls: stories from Imperial Japan's intercourse Slaves positive factors the private narratives of twelve ladies compelled into sexual slavery whilst the japanese army occupied their hometowns. starting with their prewar lives and carrying on with via their enslavement to their postwar struggles for justice, those interviews exhibit that the lengthy discomfort of the relaxation station survivors was once now not contained to wartime atrocities yet used to be quite a lifelong because of a number of social, political, and cultural elements. moreover, their tales convey to mild a number of formerly hidden facets of the relief ladies method: the ransoms the profession military pressured the sufferers' households to pay, a few of the varieties of improvised convenience stations arrange via small army devices during the conflict zones and occupied areas, and the sheer scope of the army sexual slavery-much greater than formerly assumed. the non-public narratives of those survivors mixed with the tales of witnesses, investigative studies, and native histories additionally show a correlation among the proliferation of the relief stations and the development of Japan's army offensive.

The first English-language account of its type, Chinese convenience Women exposes the whole quantity of the injustices suffered by means of and the stipulations that prompted them.

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