Art and WWII's Comfort Women Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Art and WWII's Comfort Women
An examination of the art by Korean ex-comfort women of WWII.
# 133056 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (Asian) , Women Studies (General) , Art (General)

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The paper discusses art by Korean ex-comfort women of WWII and how they would paint on themes supporting the comfort women's cause. The paper relates that the government of Japan continues to refute the fact that at least 200,000 Asian and some European women were abducted into military brothel sex slavery. This paper posits that art is perhaps more effective than a large published account of comfort women and their claims in conveying the nature of their experience.

From the Paper:

"The Korean peninsula was colonized by Japan from 1910 till the defeat of imperial Japan in 1945 as signaled the end of World War II. From the late 1930s, an unknown total of Korean girls were sent to serve military brothels of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) throughout occupied Asia where they met similar abductees from occupied China, the Philippines, Malaya, Burma, what is now Indonesia. George Hicks explained the IJA's institutionalization of brothels and their staffing with abducted girls provided by contractors in different countries. (1995) After 1945, the..."

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