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Sexual Enslavement and Reproductive Health: Narratives of Han among Korean Comfort Women Survivors

Chunghee Sarah Soh

in Sexual Inequalities and Social Justice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246140
eISBN:
9780520939141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246140.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945) witnessed a boom in forced prostitution of Japanese, Dutch, and Korean girls, with the last nationality constituting the bulk. This chapter seeks to discern the ... More


Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women"

Joshua D. Pilzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759569
eISBN:
9780199932306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759569.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the wake of the system of sexual slavery for the Japanese military during the Asia-Pacific War (1930-45), survivors in South Korea lived under great pressure not to speak about what had happened ... More


Beginnings

Joshua D Pilzer

in Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759569
eISBN:
9780199932306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759569.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The author makes his first visit to the Wednesday demonstration, a protest on behalf of the survivors of the “comfort woman” system, and to the House of Sharing, a rest home and educational center ... More


Pak Duri

Joshua D Pilzer

in Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759569
eISBN:
9780199932306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759569.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The author investigates the life and songs of Pak Duri, a survivor of the “comfort woman” system living at the House of Sharing. Pak Duri composed, pastiched and sang ribald songs drawn from across ... More


Apologies and Denunciations, 1989–1996

Hiro Saito

in The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The history problem fully developed between 1989 and 1996. Japanese and South Korean NGOs expanded the transnational network to help former “comfort women” demand apologies and compensation from the ... More


Oscillating Histories: Representations of Comfort Women from Bamboo House of Dolls to Imperial Comfort Women

Lily Wong

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In “Oscillating Histories: Representations of Comfort Women in Chinese Language Film and Television,” Lily Wong confronts the dark historical legacy of the comfort woman through the lens of Hong Kong ... More


The “Comfort Women” and the Voices of East Asian Modernity

Joshua D. Pilzer

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Korea’s colonial modernity (1910-45) notably produced both female pop stars and legions of sex workers, a sex-industrial development which reached its zenith in the “comfort women,” the Japanese ... More


Tracing Trauma in Rape Fiction of the Long 1990s

Robin E. Field

in Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781942954835
eISBN:
9781800341838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954835.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The 1990s rape novels depict contested stories of sexual assault by employing the rhetorical techniques of postmodernism and writing about trauma to eschew the linear narration of realism that ... More


Order and Justice: Contesting the Collective Memory Regime

Evelyn Goh

in The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy, and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599363
eISBN:
9780191763304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599363.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the strategic and moral dimensions of a core unresolved question in East Asia’s order transition: the role of Japan in the region. The analysis focuses on the disputes about war ... More


Okinawa, 1945–1952: Allegories of Becoming

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

in Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282661
eISBN:
9780823285938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282661.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 2 gives a brief biopolitical prehistory to Okinawa. From the perspective of economic development, it was not treated like a national or colonial territory by the Japanese state, but ... More


Comfort Women Activism: Critical Voices from the Perpetrator State

Eika Tai

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528455
eISBN:
9789882209930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528455.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on extensive ethnographic work, Comfort Women Activism examines how women activists in Japan, Japanese and Koreans, have come to understand the comfort women issue. The movement in Japan has ... More


South Korean Movements against Militarized Sexual Labor

Katharine H. S. Moon

in Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665051
eISBN:
9781452946320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665051.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the overlapping conditions and complicities among the Korean government, the Japanese “comfort women” system, and the U.S. military in regulating the sexual exploitation of ... More


Trials for Forced Prostitution

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

For the first time in legal history, the Dutch prosecuted forced prostitution (also called “enforced prostitution”) as a war crime. They were the only Allied Power to prosecute the offense at a ... More


Under the Flag of the Rising Sun: Imagining the Pacific War in the Japanese Cinema

David Desser

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

“Under the Flag of the Rising Sun: Imagining the Pacific War in the Japanese Cinema” offers a survey of Japanese variations on the “World War II Combat Film” genre, spanning from the 1930s to the ... More


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