The Comfort Women

The Comfort Women

by George Hicks


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The Comfort Women by George Hicks

"The most extensive record available in English of the ugly story."—Elisabeth Rubinfein, New York Newsday
Over 100,000 women across Asia were victims of enforced prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. Until as recently as 1993 the Japanese government continued to deny this shameful aspect of its wartime history. George Hicks's book is the only history in English regarding this terrible enslavement of women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393316940
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 934,402
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

George Hicks is an anthropologist. Much of his work focuses on the experiences of the Japanese during World War II.

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The Comfort Women 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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JYKWA More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hicks does a good job laying out the facts without resulting to sensationalism. His style is relatively dry, which actually helps to bring home the horrors endured by these poor women and the atrocities committed against them. To call these victims 'comfort women' as per the original Japanese word downplays the terrible human rights violation perpetrated against them. I consider this an early 20th-century human trafficking case, made all the more horrific because a government led the wide-spread effort to deceive and destroy many young girls' lives. And as long as the Japanese government stubbornly cling to a policy of denial, they'll never be able to rid themselves of their shameful past and move on.