Japan's Comfort Women / Edition 1

Japan's Comfort Women / Edition 1

by Yuki Tanaka
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415194016

ISBN-13: 9780415194013

Pub. Date: 12/29/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Japan's Comfort Women tells the harrowing story of the "comfort women" who were forced to enter prostitution to serve the Japanese Imperial army, often living in appalling conditions of sexual slavery. Using a wide range of primary sources, the author for the first time links military controlled prostitution with enforced prostitution. He uncovers new and

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Japan's Comfort Women tells the harrowing story of the "comfort women" who were forced to enter prostitution to serve the Japanese Imperial army, often living in appalling conditions of sexual slavery. Using a wide range of primary sources, the author for the first time links military controlled prostitution with enforced prostitution. He uncovers new and controversial information about the role of the US' occupation forces in military controlled prostitution, as well as the subsequent "cover-up" of the existence of such a policy. This groundbreaking book asks why US occupation forces did little to help the women, and argues that military authorities organised prostitution to prevent the widespread incidence of GI rape of Japanese women, and to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415194013
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/29/2001
Series:
Asia's Transformation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
937,883
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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