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


through the Asia-Pacific struggle, the japanese army pressured thousands of girls throughout Asia into "comfort stations" the place they have been again and again raped and tortured. eastern imperial forces claimed they recruited ladies to affix those stations so one can hinder the mass rape of neighborhood girls 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 just recently turn into the topic of overseas debate.

Chinese convenience ladies: stories from Imperial Japan's intercourse Slaves positive factors the private narratives of twelve girls compelled into sexual slavery while 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 show that the lengthy ache of the relief station survivors used to be no longer contained to wartime atrocities yet used to be really a lifelong caused by numerous social, political, and cultural elements. additionally, their tales convey to gentle numerous formerly hidden facets of the relief ladies method: the ransoms the profession military pressured the sufferers' households to pay, a few of the kinds of improvised convenience stations arrange through small army devices through the conflict zones and occupied areas, and the sheer scope of the army sexual slavery-much better than formerly assumed. the non-public narratives of those survivors mixed with the tales of witnesses, investigative experiences, and native histories additionally display a correlation among the proliferation of the relaxation stations and the development of Japan's army offensive.

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

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