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This remarkable book charts the effects of the economic boom on women across Asia. Yori Matsui, one of Japan's leading journalists, demonstrates how Asian women are confronting rapid economic developmentwhich is accompanied by widespread infringement of human rights. Analysing the lives of women in Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Nepal, and Korea, the author explores * the impact of globalization - including the feminization of migration and an increase in the trafficking of women * sexual violence - from the 'comfort women' to child prostitution * development projects - the cause of mass deforestation and displacement of communities However she also describes women's credit co-ops, democratization movements and unionization of women workers. She meets women who have organised ant-logging blockades, literacy classes and campaighns against trafficking. She finds women across Asia resisiting the dictatorship od development, the feminization of poverty and patriarchal values. Throughout the continent she finds the seeds of hope for a new Asia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856496261
ISBN-10: 1856496260
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Yayori Matsui

Yaori Matsui is a founder of the Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center and edits the journal Women's 21st Century.

Books By Author Yayori Matsui

Women in the New Asia by Yayori Matsui

Women in the New Asia

Paperback, September 2003