Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-239) and index.
Part 1. The war remembered -- Japan's aggressive war and the military "comfort women" system -- The mass abduction of Chinese women -- Different types of military "comfort stations" in China -- Crimes fostered by the "comfort women" system -- Part 2. The survivors' voices -- Eastern coastal region -- Warzones in central and northern China -- Southern China frontlines -- Part 3. The postwar struggles -- Wounds that do not heal -- The redress movement -- Litigation on the part of Chinese survivors -- International support -- Epilogue.
From 1932 to 1945, the Japanese military forced hundreds of thousands of women across Asia into "comfort stations" where they were repeatedly raped and tortured. This volume features the personal narratives of twelve women who were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery. In exposing previously hidden aspects of the system, it also exposes the full extent of the injustices suffered by these women, and the conditions that caused them.