TITLE

Pan-pan Girls: Humiliating Liberation in Postwar Japanese Literature

AUTHOR(S)
Sakamoto, Rumi
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies;Jul2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on several postwar literary representations of pan-pan girls, a derogatory term used to refer to street prostitutes who served the U.S. Allied forces from 1945-1952 during the Japanese occupation. It states that pan-pan girls became symbols of victimisation, humiliation, suffering, eroticism, and sexual freedom. It adds that these representations showed aspects of Japanese history including economic prosperity, national rehabilitation, and Americanisation.
ACCESSION #
60587796

 

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