THE TRANSFORMATION OF SEXUAL WORK IN 20TH-CENTURY KOREA

@article{Lie1995THETO,
  title={THE TRANSFORMATION OF SEXUAL WORK IN 20TH-CENTURY KOREA},
  author={John Lie},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={310 - 327}
}
  • J. Lie
  • Published 1 June 1995
  • History
  • Gender & Society
In this article, the author traces the transformation of sexual work, or prostitution, in 20th-century Korea. The author stresses the power relations that create and sustain the changing social organization of sexual work. The traditional, state-organized female entertainers, kisaeng, waned with the collapse of the Yi dynasty. During their colonia rule (1910-45), the Japanese enhanced the commercialization of sexuality and conscripted Korean women as sexual “comforters” (wianbu) for soldiers… 

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