Volume 4, Issue 1, 2021

Editorial Remarks

[Special Issue] East Asia in Transition: Democracy, Diaspora, Racism, and the New Cold War

Book Reviews

Korean “Comfort Women”

Military Brothels, Brutality, and the Redress Movement PYONG GAP MIN

This book is significant because it is the only English-language book that examines both the comfort women issue and the redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery comprehensively.

This book examines not only their forced mobilization to and brutal experiences at Japanese military brothels, but also their perils in coming back home after the war and their sufferings in Korea for a half century. It also covers the redress movement in Korea, Japan and the United States in detail.

This book is also important because it is related to several social science disciplines: East Asian history, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, international laws, human rights, and social movements.

PYONG GAP MIN is a distinguished professor of sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, as well as the director of the Research Center for Korean Community. He is the author of five books and the editor or co-editor of fourteen books, including the award-winning Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York and Los Angeles and Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations.

 

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