The Resource Women in the new Asia : from pain to power, Yayori Matsui

Women in the new Asia : from pain to power, Yayori Matsui

Women in the new Asia : from pain to power
Women in the new Asia
Title remainder
from pain to power
Statement of responsibility
Yayori Matsui
  • This book charts the effects of the economic boom on women across Asia. Yayori Matsui, one of Japan's leading journalists, demonstrates how Asian women are confronting rapid economic development which is accompanied by widespread infringement of human rights. Analysing the lives of women in Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Nepal and Korea, Yayori Matsui 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; and 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 organized anti-logging blockades, literacy classes and campaigns against trafficking. She finds women across Asia resisting the dictatorship of 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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Dewey number
  • 305.42/095
  • 305.42/095
index present
LC call number
LC item number
M3813 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
Women in the new Asia : from pain to power, Yayori Matsui
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Introduction: Asian Women Today -- Pt. I. Economic Development and Violence against Women. Ch. 1. Trafficking in Women. Ch. 2. AIDS Attacks Women. Ch. 3. The Feminization of International Migration. Ch. 4. Japanese-Filipino Children and Japanese Society. Ch. 5. Women Break the Silence on Domestic Violence -- Pt. II. Women Fight the Development Invasion. Ch. 6. The Philippines Development Plan: Forced Eviction of People and Communities. Ch. 7. Thai Village Women Protest Eucalyptus Plantations and Shrimp Cultivation. Ch. 8. Indigenous People Fight Deforestation and Dam Construction in Sarawak. Ch. 9. Taiwan and Thailand: The Other Side of the Travel Boom -- Pt. III. From Resistance to Alternatives in Action. Ch. 10. An Alternative Negros: The Philippines. Ch. 11. Women's Linkage: Hong Kong and China. Ch. 12. Weaving the Village Future: Thailand. Ch. 13. The Wind of Change in a Mountain Village: Nepal. Ch. 14. Turning Pain into Power: Korea
  • Conclusion: Women Envision a New Asia for the Twenty-first Century
Control code
p. cm
Isbn Type
System control number
  • 14148716ls
  • (OCoLC)39887081

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