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Title Denying the comfort women : the Japanese state's assault on historical truth / edited by Nishino Rumiko, Kim Puja and Onozawa Akane.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  D810.C698 I313 2018    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  D810.C698 I313 2018    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Series Asia's Transformations ; 52.
Asia's transformations ; 52.
Subject Comfort women -- East Asia -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Abuse of -- East Asia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Claims.
Alt Name Nishino, Rumiko, 1952-
Kim, Pu-ja, 1958-
Onozawa, Akane, 1963-
Uniform Title "Ianfu" basshingu o koete. English.
Description pages cm.
Summary "Run by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Asia-Pacific war, the 'comfort women' system remains hugely controversial. Whilst political leaders often contest the role of coercion, many argue that the 'comfort women' were mobilized forcibly, through processes of abduction and deception. Utilising archival research, legal testimonies and eyewitness accounts of both survivors and military and civilian personnel, this book argues its case in three ways. Part I analyses the modalities of coercion employed by the authorities and investigates the historical differences between licensed peacetime prostitution and wartime slavery. Part II then examines the failures of the Asian Women's Fund to resolve the 'comfort women' issue, whilst Part III explores the removal of 'comfort women' content from school history texts after the late 1990s and details Japan's diplomatic efforts to prevent war victims from suing the post-war state. Presenting a strong argument in opposition to the revisionist school of thought, this book ultimately concludes that a realistic settlement would see a victim-oriented solution that the survivors can accept. Written by leading Japanese, Zainichi Korean, and South Korean scholars, Denying the Comfort Women will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Japanese studies, gender studies, women's studies and Asian history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Kono statement : its historical significance and limitations / Yoshimi Yoshiaki -- Forcible procurement : what survivor testimonies tell us / Nishino Rumiko -- Coercion, sexual violence, and rape centers in Yu County, Shanxi Province / Ikeda Eriko -- Comfort women and state prostitution / Onozawa Akane -- Guilty verdicts for the traffickers of comfort women : the Shizuoka and Nagasaki incidents / Maeda Akira -- The failure of the Asian Women's Fund : the Japanese government's legal responsibility and the colonial legacy / Kim Puja -- A reconciliation discourse that shuns survivors / Nishino Rumiko -- Comfort women, textbooks, and the rise of "new right" revisionism / Tawara Yoshifumi -- The Japan-ROK claims settlement and the comfort women / Yoshizawa Fumitoshi -- Listen to survivors' voices! / Yang Chingja -- Epilogue : the struggle for justice continues / Nishino Rumiko, Kim Puja, Onozawa Akane.
ISBN 9781138048713 (hardback)
1138048712
9781315170015 (ebook)
9781351690645
1351690647
OCLC # 1020709510
Link Translation of (expression): "Ianfu" basshingu o koete. Tōkyō : Ōtsuki Shoten, 2013 9784272520893 (DLC) 2014394114 (OCoLC)851362958.