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Chinese Comfort Women : Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves

By: Qiu, Peipei.
Contributor(s): Zhiliang, Su | Lifei, Chen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Oxford Oral History Series: Publisher: London : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014Description: 1 online resource (278 p.).ISBN: 9780199373901.Subject(s): Abduction -- China -- History -- 20th century | Comfort women -- China -- Biography | Comfort women -- China -- History | Japanese -- China -- History -- 20th century | Prostitution -- China -- History -- 20th century | Sex crimes -- China -- History -- 20th century | Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Atrocities | Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Women -- ChinaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chinese Comfort Women : Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex SlavesDDC classification: 940.53/51086949 | 940.5351086949 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan�s Sex Slaves""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Figures and Tables""; ""Figures""; ""Tables""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Foreword""; ""Chinese Comfort Women""; ""Introduction""; ""English Publications of the Survivors� Narratives""; ""Key Debates""; ""Untold Stories""; ""New Research in China""; ""The Contribution of this Book""; ""Structure""; ""Source Materials""; ""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""; ""Room""; ""Food""; ""Clothing""; ""Medical Conditions""; ""Sexual Slavery and Torture""; ""Surveillance and Escape""; ""Death and Suicide""; ""PART 2: The Survivors� Voices""; ""5: Eastern Coastal Region""; ""Lei Guiying""; ""Zhou Fenying""; ""Zhu Qiaomei""; ""Lu Xiuzhen""; ""6: Warzones in Central and Northern China""; ""Yuan Zhulin""; ""Tan Yuhua""; ""Yin Yulin""; ""Wan Aihua""; ""7: Southern China Frontlines""
""Huang Youliang""""Chen Yabian""; ""Lin Yajin""; ""Li Lianchun""; ""PART 3: The Postwar Struggles""; ""8: Wounds That Do Not Heal""; ""9: The Redress Movement""; ""10: Litigation on the Part of Chinese Survivors""; ""The First Lawsuit Brought Forward by Former Chinese Comfort Women""; ""The Second Lawsuit""; ""The Third Lawsuit""; ""The Fourth Lawsuit""; ""11: International Support""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: Japan�s Aggressive War and the Military “Comfort Women� System""; ""Chapter 2: The Mass Abduction of Chinese Women""
""Chapter 3: Different Types of Military “Comfort Stations� in China""""Chapter 4: Crimes Fostered by the “Comfort Women� System""; ""PART 2: THE SURVIVORS� VOICES""; ""Chapter 5: Eastern Coastal Region""; ""Chapter 6: Warzones in Central and Northern China""; ""Chapter 7: Southern China Frontlines""; ""Chapter 8: Wounds That Do Not Heal""; ""Chapter 9: The Redress Movement""; ""Chapter 10: Litigation on the Part of Chinese Survivors""; ""Chapter 11: International Support""; ""Epilogue""; ""Bibliography""; ""Newspapers""; ""Internet Resources""; ""Books and Articles""; ""Index""
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Summary: During the Asia-Pacific War, the Japanese military forced hundreds of thousands of women across Asia into ""comfort stations"" where they were repeatedly raped and tortured. Japanese imperial forces claimed they recruited women to join these stations in order to prevent the mass rape of local women and the spread of venereal disease among soldiers. In reality, these women were kidnapped and coerced into sexual slavery. Comfort stations institutionalized rape, and these ""comfort women"" were subjected to atrocities that have only recently become the subject of international debate. Chinese Com
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""Cover""; ""Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan�s Sex Slaves""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Figures and Tables""; ""Figures""; ""Tables""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Foreword""; ""Chinese Comfort Women""; ""Introduction""; ""English Publications of the Survivors� Narratives""; ""Key Debates""; ""Untold Stories""; ""New Research in China""; ""The Contribution of this Book""; ""Structure""; ""Source Materials""; ""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""; ""Room""; ""Food""; ""Clothing""; ""Medical Conditions""; ""Sexual Slavery and Torture""; ""Surveillance and Escape""; ""Death and Suicide""; ""PART 2: The Survivors� Voices""; ""5: Eastern Coastal Region""; ""Lei Guiying""; ""Zhou Fenying""; ""Zhu Qiaomei""; ""Lu Xiuzhen""; ""6: Warzones in Central and Northern China""; ""Yuan Zhulin""; ""Tan Yuhua""; ""Yin Yulin""; ""Wan Aihua""; ""7: Southern China Frontlines""

""Huang Youliang""""Chen Yabian""; ""Lin Yajin""; ""Li Lianchun""; ""PART 3: The Postwar Struggles""; ""8: Wounds That Do Not Heal""; ""9: The Redress Movement""; ""10: Litigation on the Part of Chinese Survivors""; ""The First Lawsuit Brought Forward by Former Chinese Comfort Women""; ""The Second Lawsuit""; ""The Third Lawsuit""; ""The Fourth Lawsuit""; ""11: International Support""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: Japan�s Aggressive War and the Military “Comfort Women� System""; ""Chapter 2: The Mass Abduction of Chinese Women""

""Chapter 3: Different Types of Military “Comfort Stations� in China""""Chapter 4: Crimes Fostered by the “Comfort Women� System""; ""PART 2: THE SURVIVORS� VOICES""; ""Chapter 5: Eastern Coastal Region""; ""Chapter 6: Warzones in Central and Northern China""; ""Chapter 7: Southern China Frontlines""; ""Chapter 8: Wounds That Do Not Heal""; ""Chapter 9: The Redress Movement""; ""Chapter 10: Litigation on the Part of Chinese Survivors""; ""Chapter 11: International Support""; ""Epilogue""; ""Bibliography""; ""Newspapers""; ""Internet Resources""; ""Books and Articles""; ""Index""

""THE OXFORD ORAL HISTORY SERIES""

During the Asia-Pacific War, the Japanese military forced hundreds of thousands of women across Asia into ""comfort stations"" where they were repeatedly raped and tortured. Japanese imperial forces claimed they recruited women to join these stations in order to prevent the mass rape of local women and the spread of venereal disease among soldiers. In reality, these women were kidnapped and coerced into sexual slavery. Comfort stations institutionalized rape, and these ""comfort women"" were subjected to atrocities that have only recently become the subject of international debate. Chinese Com

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Library Journal Review

Beginning in the 1990s, when surviving "comfort women" who had been used as sex slaves by World War II Japanese military first began to tell their stories, the voices of Chinese women were notably absent. In this first English-language monograph to capture and record the memories of those women, three scholars (Qiu plus Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei) compile testimonies that ably document the political and cultural reasons for this silence. The 12 personal narratives printed here are grippingly poignant and painful to read. Relying on these interviews along with other newly released archival documents and investigative reports based on field research and eyewitness accounts, the authors reveal aspects of Japanese practices not previously well known-the mass abduction of women, the use of local collaborators, and the various categories of improvised comfort stations that were assembled. Historical background tracing the establishment of the system from the earliest stages of Japanese aggression in China is detailed in an opening section, while later chapters deal with the postwar lives of the survivors, documenting the discrimination, ostracism, poverty, and psychological torment they experienced while living in a culture both nationalistic and patriarchal. The authors carefully explain the complexity of the story in a nuanced and sensitive way. They are anxious to describe the reality of these women's experiences so as not only to correct the historical record but, more important, to seek justice for the victims and their survivors. Major legal debates and events concerning lawsuits and the development of the redress movement are included. Verdict The nature of the subject makes this groundbreaking scholarly account of interest to informed laypersons seeking to learn about military history, World War II, and the sexual exploitation of women.-Marie M. Mullaney, Caldwell Coll., NJ (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Joining the transnational comfort women's redress movement, grassroots initiatives in China since the mid-1990s have been unearthing voices of local women who survived the brutality of Japanese military comfort stations during WW II. The collaboration of Qiu (Vassar College), Su (Shanghai Normal Univ.), and Chen (Shanghai Normal Univ.) makes this important perspective on the war available to English-speaking readers for the first time. Twelve personal accounts selected from interviews that Su and Chen conducted with over 100 former comfort women across China convincingly demonstrate the coercive nature of the comfort station system and the rampant sexual violence toward Chinese women encouraged by and institutionalized through the comfort facilities. The keen attention the authors paid to the notion of gender and sexuality in wartime and postwar Chinese sociopolitical systems makes this book not only an interrogation of war crimes committed by Japanese troops but also a critical reflection on the injustice to women perpetuated by local patriarchal society and masculine-nationalist history writing. This well-researched, well-structured book is indispensable for teaching modern East Asian history and politics and for rethinking organized violence. --Ling Ma, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Peipei Qiu is Professor of Chinese and Japanese, Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair in Modern Languages, and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Vassar College.Su Zhiliang is Professor of History, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Communication, and Director of the Research Center for Chinese "Comfort Women" at Shanghai Normal University.Chen Lifei is Professor of Journalism, Chair of the Department of Publishing and Media Studies, and Deputy Director of the Center for Women's Studies at Shanghai Normal University.

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