Giving voice, for the first time in English, to the Chinese ‘comfort women’

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Book Review: Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves Between the years of 1931 and 1945, encompassing what in the West is known as WWII in Asia, the Imperial Japanese Army waged an aggressive war across the Asia-Pacific for the purposes of imperial expansion. To support its military conquests, the Japanese government established and coerced hundreds of thousands of women and girls from across Asia into a brutal system of military sexual slavery. Only about a third of the victims, euphemistically referred to as “comfort women,” survived. . . .

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