[KS] gender in 20C korea

Michael Allen AllenM at byuh.edu
Tue Jan 18 14:18:46 EST 2005

Dear Ji-Yeon (and interested readers),

You've compiled an interesting list.  Other list participants will
probably comment further, but on the "comfort women" issue, if you are
going to use only one book I would suggest something other than George
Hicks' book.  There are several possibilities, but one you might want to
look at is Yuki Tanaka's _Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and
Prostitution during World War II and the US Occupation_.  Obviously, it
goes beyond the war years, and looks both at sexual slavery and
occupation-era prostitution, which may or may not be an advantage for
your class.  While the section on sexual slavery is shorter than Hicks'
book, it does not show the signs of sensationalism and haste that are
evident in Hicks, while still retaining the horrifying sense of
degradation that the system inflicted.


Michael Allen
Brigham Young University Hawaii

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