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The Comfort Women Of Singapore In History And Memory

The Comfort Women Of Singapore In History And Memory


 A balanced, sensitive study of the history of comfort women in Singapore during World War II.

"Comfort women" or ianfu is the euphemism used by the Japanese military for the women they compelled to do sex work in the Second World War, and has become the term generally used in English to discuss the subject. The role of comfort women in the Japanese empire during World War II remains an important and emotional topic around the world. Most scholarship concentrates on Korean comfort women, with less on their counterparts in Japan, China, and Taiwan, and even less on Southeast Asia. That gap persists despite widespread knowledge of the elaborate series of comfort stations, or comfort houses, that were organized by the Japanese administration across Singapore during the Occupation from 1942 to 1945. So why, the author asks, did no former comfort women from Singapore come forward and tell their stories when others across Asia began to do publicly in the 1990s?

  •  Paperback | 256 pages
  •  152 x 229 x 18.03mm | 299.37g
  •  Singapore, Singapore
  •  English
  •  9 maps
  •  9813251867
  •  9789813251861

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