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Author: Yonson Ahn

Title: Uncomfortable truths

Subtitle: -

Journal: Trouble & Strife: The radical feminist magazine

Volume: -

Issue: 41

Year: Summer 2000

Pages: 56-60

ISSN: 1352-027X – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History, Korean History | Types: Forced Prostitution / "Comfort Women"; Types: Wartime Rape / Asia-Pacific War


Link: Trouble & Strife (Free Access)


Author: Yonson Ahn, Institut für Orientalische und Ostasiatische Philologien (Institute for Oriental and East Asian Studies), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Goethe University Frankfurt) –

Abstract: »During the Second World War, large numbers of women, most of them Korean, were forced into prostitution by the Japanese military. A combination of official denial by the Japanese and shame on the part of many survivors and their communities kept the issue from being raised publicly for 50 years. Here Yonson Ahn explains how the silence was broken, describes the grassroots campaigns that were set up by women activists in the 1990s, and explores the continuing tensions between feminist and nationalist perspectives.« (Source: Trouble & Strife)


  Responses of the Japanese Government (p. 57)
  Silence (p. 57)
  Voice: the 'Comfort Women' Campaign (p. 58)
  Nationalism and feminism (p. 60)
  References (p. 60)
  Notes (p. 60)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Japan, History of Korea / Korea under Japanese rule | Prostitution: Forced prostitution / Comfort women | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War, Pacific War / Japanese war crimes