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Chinese Comfort Women

Chinese Comfort Women

Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves

Auteur

QIU Peipei

SU Zhiliang

CHEN Lifei


Editeur

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA PRES

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Paru le : 01 Octobre 2014
Pages : 280
EAN 13 : 9780774825450

Résumé
Accountability and redress for Imperial Japan's wartime "comfort women" have provoked international debate in the past two decades. Yet there has been a dearth of first-hand accounts available in English from the women abducted and enslaved by the Japanese military in Mainland China -- the major theatre of the Asia-Pacific War.

Chinese Comfort Women features the personal stories of the survivors of this devastating system of sexual enslavement. Offering insight into the conditions of these women's lives prior to and after the war, it points to the social, cultural, and political environments that prolonged their suffering. Through personal narratives from twelve Chinese "comfort station" survivors, this book reveals the unfathomable atrocities committed against women during the war and correlates the proliferation of "comfort stations" with the progression of Japan's military offensive. Drawing on investigative reports, local histories, and witness testimony, Chinese Comfort Women puts a human face on China's war experience and on the injustices suffered by hundreds of thousands of Chinese women.

This book will be important reading for students and scholars of war crimes, history, Asian Studies, and Women's Studies; it will also appeal to legal experts, human rights activists, scholars of oral history, and readers interested in the Second World War.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction

Part 1: The War Remembered

1 Japan's Aggressive War and the Military "Comfort Women" System
2 The Mass Abduction of Chinese Women
3 Different Types of Military "Comfort Stations" in China
4 Crimes Fostered by the "Comfort Women" System

Part 2: The Survivors' Voices

5 Eastern Coastal Region
6 Warzones in Central and Northern China
7 Southern China Frontlines

Part 3: The Postwar Struggles

8 Wounds That Do Not Heal
9 The Redress Movement
10 Litigation on the Part of Chinese Survivors
11 International Support

Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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