Comfort Woman

A Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery under the Japanese Military

Author: Maria Rosa Henson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442273569

Category: History

Page: 144

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In 1943, 15-year-old Maria Rosa Henson was taken by Japanese soldiers occupying the Philippines and forced into prostitution as a “comfort woman.” Now with a new introduction and foreword that assess the ongoing controversy over comfort women, her powerful memoir will be essential reading for all those concerned with violence against women.

Behind the Silence

Chinese Voices on Abortion

Author: Jing-Bao Nie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742523715

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Through his investigation of public silence, official standpoints, forgotten controversies from the imperial era, popular opinions, women's personal stories, doctors' narratives, and the problem of coerced abortion, Nie Jing-Bao brings to light a surprising range of beliefs concerning fetal life and the morality of abortion, yet finds overall an acceptance of national population policies. China's internal plurality, the author argues, must be taken seriously if the West is to open a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers

East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community

Author: Richard Tanter,Mark Selden,Stephen Rosskamm Shalom

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742509689

Category: History

Page: 291

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The contributors - a mix of scholars and activists - explore the dynamics of East Timor's long struggle for independence and show how the case of East Timor, both during and after the Cold War, provides a litmus test for issues of international responsibility and reconciliation.

Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II

Author: Margaret D. Stetz,Bonnie B. C. Oh

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765639424

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The stories of the former comfort women -- long suppressed, but now emerging -- have galvanized both Asians and non-Asians working in a variety of fields. Scholars of Asian history and politics, feminists, human rights activists, documentary filmmakers, visual artists, and novelists have begun to address the subject of the comfort system; to take up the cause of the surviving comfort women's struggles; to call attention to past (and present) sexual violence against women, and to add the unwritten stories of former comfort women to the narratives of twentieth-century political history. This volume contains a cross-section of responses to the issues raised by the former comfort women and their new visibility on the international stage.

Identity and Resistance in Okinawa

Author: Matthew Allen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517158

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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The keystone of U.S. security in East Asia, Okinawa is a troubled symbol of resistance and identity. In this perceptive ethnography, Matthew Allen draws on extensive fieldwork, interviews, and historical research to provide an original exploration of identity construction. The author argues that identity in Okinawa is multi-vocal, ambivalent, and still very much under construction. With its interdisciplinary focus, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians alike will find this book an important source for understanding broad questions of identity formation in the contexts of national, ethnic, cultural, historical and economic experience. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Denying the Comfort Women

The Japanese State's Assault on Historical Truth

Author: Rumiko Nishino,Puja Kim,Akane Onozawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351690639

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 7842

Planned, instituted and run by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Asia-Pacific War, the ‘comfort women’ system remains hugely controversial. Although political leaders often contest the role of coercion, many argue that the ‘comfort women’ were mobilized forcibly, through processes of abduction and deception. Utilising archival research, court testimonies and eyewitness accounts of both survivors and military and civilian personnel, this book argues its case in three ways. Part I analyses the modalities of coercion employed by the authorities and investigates the historical differences and continuities between licensed peacetime prostitution and wartime sexual slavery. Part II then examines the failures f the Asian Women’s Fund to resolve the ‘comfort women’ issue, whilst Part III explores the removal of ‘comfort women’ content from school history texts after the late 1990s and details Japan’s diplomatic efforts to prevent war victims froms uing the post-war state. Presenting a strong argument in opposition to the revisionist school of thought, this book ultimately concludes that a realistic settlement would see a victim-oriented solution that the survivors can accept. Written by leading Japanese and zainichi Korean scholars, Denying the Comfort Women will be of huge interest to students and scholars of modern Japanese studies, gender studies, women’s studies and Asian history.

Women in Early Imperial China

Author: Bret Hinsch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742518728

Category: History

Page: 237

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After a long spell of chaos, the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BCE-220 CE) saw the unification of the Chinese Empire under a single ruler, government, and code of law. During this era, changing social and political institutions affected the ways people conceived of womanhood. New ideals were promulgated, and women's lives gradually altered to conform to them. And under the new political system, the rulers' consorts and their families obtained powerful new roles that allowed women unprecedented influence in the highest level of government. Filling a conspicuous gap in the scholarship on both Chinese history and gender studies, this book offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Drawing on extensive primary and secondary sources in Chinese and Japanese, Bret Hinsch paints a remarkably detailed picture of the distant past. His introductory chapters orient the nonspecialist to early imperial Chinese society; subsequent chapters discuss women's roles from the multiple perspectives of kinship, wealth and work, law, government, learning, ritual, and cosmology. A rich array of line drawings, a Chinese-character glossary, and extensive notes and bibliography enhance the text. Historians and students of gender and early China alike will find this book an invaluable survey of the field.

Die Trostfrauen

Author: Ruth Hallo

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3784481345

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Es werden die schlimmsten Jahre ihres Lebens– die Chinesin Meian Ling wird als junges Mädchen während des Zweiten Weltkrieges von den Japanern in eine "Trostfrauenstation" entführt. Erst nach Jahren gelingt ihr die Flucht aus diesem Zwangsbordell. Doch auch zu Hause erwartet sie keine Hilfe – im Gegenteil, sie wird ausgestoßen und verachtet. Schließlich fasst Meian Ling den Mut, ein neues Leben zu beginnen und vor Gericht zu gehen. Doch kaum einer will wirklich die Wahrheit wissen. Höchst einfühlsam und mit erzählerischer Kraft schildert die Autorin das Schicksal von Frauen, die gewaltsam um ihr Leben betrogen wurden.

Sisters and Lovers

Women and Desire in Bali

Author: Megan Jennaway

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 309

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This rich ethnography in a rural village in North Bali illuminates the construction of desire by exploring cultural practices regarding courtship and marriage, motherhood, and connubial fidelity. The way these cornerstones of daily life are played out in the alternative arenas of tourism and illness highlight pervasive gender disparities in the expression of sexuality. By allowing key informants to tell their stories in their own voices and by skillfully interweaving fictionalized interludes, the author gives us not only a rigorously researched ethnography but an intimate and fully realized portrait of Balinese women's innermost desires.

Exodus to North Korea

shadows from Japan's Cold War

Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 291

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Through travels that range from Geneva to Pyongyang, this remarkable book takes readers on an odyssey through one of the most extraordinary forgotten tragedies of the Cold War the return of over 90,000 people, most of them ethnic Koreans, from Japan to North Korea from 1959 onward. For most, their new home proved a place of poverty and hardship; for thousands, it was a place of persecution and death. In rediscovering their extraordinary personal stories, this book also casts new light on the politics of the Cold War, and on present-day tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world.

Modern Japan

A History in Documents

Author: James L. Huffman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195147421

Category: History

Page: 223

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Accompanied by black-and-white reproductions, photographs, and informative sidebars, details Japan's history from the 1600s to 2000.

Sandakan Bordell Nr. 8

Ein verdrängtes Kapitel japanischer Frauengeschichte

Author: Tomoko Yamazaki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prostitutes

Page: 317

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Fremd im eigenen Leben

Roman

Author: Chang-rae Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596164721

Category: Japanese Americans

Page: 394

View: 755

John Rabe

der gute Deutsche von Nanking ; Buch zum Film von Oscar-Preisträger Florian Gallenberger mit Ulrich Tukur und Daniel Brühl

Author: John Rabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442470402

Category: Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)

Page: 478

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Die Vergewaltigung von Nanking

das Massaker in der chinesischen Hauptstadt am Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs

Author: Iris Chang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783858423450

Category: Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)

Page: 283

View: 2689

Love for Sale

A World History of Prostitution

Author: Nils Johan Ringdal

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 435

View: 2341

Presents a history of prostitution from ancient times up to the present day, with emphasis on how different societies in history have viewed and dealt with prostitutes.