Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves by Peipei Qiu, with Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei

This significant scholarly contribution to the history of Imperial Japan’s enslavement of “comfort women” before and during WWII presents the first English translation of testimonies from Chinese comfort women—a group that made up at least half of the 400,000 women detained and systematically brutalized in the Japanese military’s comfort stations. At the book’s center are 12 testimonials of survivors (most of whom have since died) who recount violent, inhuman treatment at the hands of the Japanese military and wartime collaborators.

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