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The Comfort Women

Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War

George Hicks (Author)

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"The most extensive record available in English of the ugly story."—Elisabeth Rubinfein, New York Newsday

Over 100,000 women across Asia were victims of enforced prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. Until as recently as 1993 the Japanese government continued to deny this shameful aspect of its wartime history. George Hicks's book is the only history in English regarding this terrible enslavement of women.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 1997
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31694-0
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 304 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“A groundbreaking account of one of the least examined atrocities of WWII. . . . Painful and scrupulously researched.” — Kirkus Reviews

“George Hicks has delivered a work that is worth taking seriously, not only for its data regarding events decades behind us, but also as part of the campaign to uncover the truth about the Japanese army's actions.” — Leonard Bushkoff, Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly

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