This book fills a vital gap in our understanding of the abduction and enslavement of "comfort women" by the Japanese military during the Asia-Pacific war, and will be important reading for students and scholars of war crimes, Asian Studies, and Women's Studies. It will also appeal to legal experts, human rights activists, scholars of oral history, and general readers interested in the Second World War.
Peipei Qiu is a professor of Chinese and Japanese, Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair in Modern Languages, and the director of the Asian Studies Program at Vassar College. Su Zhiliang is a professor of history, the dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Communication, and the director of the Research Center for Chinese "Comfort Women" at Shanghai Normal University. Chen Lifei is a professor of journalism, the chair of the Department of Publishing and Media Studies, and the deputy director of the Center for Women's Studies, both at Shanghai Normal University.
Introduction 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 Part 2: The Survivors' Voices 5 Eastern Coastal Region 6 Warzones in Central and Northern China 7 Southern China Frontlines Part 3: The Postwar Struggles 8 Wounds That Do Not Heal 9 The Redress Movement 10 Litigation on the Part of Chinese Survivors 11 International Support Epilogue; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index