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The comfort women : sexual violence and postcolonial memory in Korea and Japan

Author: Chunghee Sarah Soh
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Series: Worlds of desire.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In an era marked by atrocities perpetrated on a grand scale, the tragedy of the so-called comfort women-mostly Korean women forced into prostitution by the Japanese army-endures as one of the darkest events of World War II. These women have usually been labeled victims of a war crime, a simplistic view that makes it easy to pin blame on the policies of imperial Japan and therefore easier to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Soh, Chunghee Sarah.
Comfort women.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)872653739
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chunghee Sarah Soh
ISBN: 9780226767765 0226767760 9780226767772 0226767779
OCLC Number: 225875908
Description: xxviii, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Gender, class, sexuality, and labor under Japanese colonialism and Imperialist war --
From multiple symbolic representations to the paradigmatic story --
Korean survivors' testimonial narratives --
Japan's military comfort system as history --
Postwar/postcolonial memories of the comfort women --
Private memories of public sex --
Public sex and the state.
Series Title: Worlds of desire.
Responsibility: C. Sarah Soh.
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