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Authors: Peipei Qiu with Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei

Title: Chinese Comfort Women

Subtitle: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves

Place: Hongkong

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

Year: 2014

Pages: 280pp.

Series: Contemporary Chinese Studies

ISBN-13: 9789888208296 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

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


Link: Google Books (Limited Preview)


Author: Peipei Qiu, Asia Studies Program, Vassar College


  List of Figures and Tables (p. ix)
  List of Abbreviations (p. xi)
  Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
  Foreword (p. xvii)
  Introduction (p. 1)
  Part 1: The War Remembered
  1 Japan's Aggressive War and the Military "Comfort Women" System (p. 21)
  2 The Mass Abduction of Chinese Women (p. 35)
  3 Different Types of Military "Comfort Stations" in China (p. 50)
  4 Crimes Fostered by the "Comfort Women" System (p. 67)
  Part 2: The Survivors' Voices
  5 Eastern Coastal Region (p. 81)
  6 Warzones in Central and Northern China (p. 102)
  7 Southern China Frontlines (p. 126)
  Part 3: The Postwar Struggles
  8 Wounds That Do Not Heal (p. 151)
  9 The Redress Movement (p. 160)
  10 Litigation on the Part of Chinese Survivors (p. 171)
  11 International Support (p. 184)
  Epilogue (p. 191)
  Notes (p. 198)
  Selected Bibliography (p. 226)
  Index (p. 240)

Description: »Through personal narratives from twelve survivors, Chinese Comfort Women reveals the unfathomable atrocities committed against women during the Asia-Pacific War and correlates the proliferation of 'comfort stations' with the progression of Japan's military offensive. Drawing on investigative reports, local histories, and witness testimony, this book puts a human face on China's war experience and on the injustices suffered by hundreds of thousands of Chinese women.« (Source: Hong Kong University Press)


Qiu, Peipei. Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves. Vancouver 2013. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Qiu, Peipei. Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves. Oxford 2014. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of China / Republic of China (1912–49) | History of Asia: History of Japan / Shōwa period | Prostitution: Forced prostitution / Comfort women | Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence | War: Pacific War / Japanese war crimes