The Comfort Women: Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War

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W. W. Norton, Oct 17, 1997 - History - 304 pages
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"The most extensive record available in English of the ugly story."—Elisabeth Rubinfein, New York Newsday

Over 100,000 women across Asia were victims of enforced prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. Until as recently as 1993 the Japanese government continued to deny this shameful aspect of its wartime history. George Hicks's book is the only history in English regarding this terrible enslavement of women.

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User Review  - K.G.Budge - LibraryThing

Yep. I'm joining Set in reviewing brothel literature.This one is rather grimmer than anything Set has reviewed, though. The comfort women were military prostitutes organized for the Japanese Army from ... Read full review

THE COMFORT WOMEN: Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War

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A groundbreaking account of one of the least examined atrocities of WW II. Drawing on women's and soldiers' personal accounts, official records, and the work of a handful of other researchers, Hicks ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

George Hicks is an anthropologist. Much of his work focuses on the experiences of the Japanese during World War II.

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