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Author: Yonson Ahn

Title: Japan’s ‘Comfort Women’ and Historical Memory

Subtitle: The Neo-nationalist Counter-attack

In: The Power of Memory in Modern Japan

Edited by: Sven Saaler and Wolfgang Schwentker

Place: London

Publisher: Global Oriental

Year: 2008

Pages: 32-53

ISBN-13: 9781905246380 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9789004213203 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

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



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


  Introduction (p. 32)
  Terminology of 'Comfort Women' (p. 33)
  State Involvement in the 'Comfort Station' Project (p. 34)
  The Validity of Narratives of the 'Comfort Women' (p. 36)
  The 'Comfort Women' in School Textbooks (p. 39)
  Identifying 'Comfort Women' as Prostitutes (p. 40)
  The Universality of the Existences of Military Brothels (p. 42)
  'Presentism' (p. 44)
  Conclusion (p. 45)
  Notes (p. 47)

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