resource list: peace and justice, Asia-Pacific

This list includes materials concerning women and militarism (Asia-Pacific), and organizations working for peace and justice in this region. The entries are organized by books & articles, films, and projects.

Books & Articles

Agent Orange in Korea
Christine Ahn and Gwyn Kirk. 2011.

Halfway through the Circle
Flor Caagusan (ed), 1998. Quezon City, Philippines: WEDPRO.
The lives of eight Filipino women survivors of prostitution and trafficking.

Women Working across Borders for Peace and Genuine Security
Ellen-Rae Cachola, Gwyn Kirk, LisaLinda Natividad, and María Reinat Pumarejo. 2010.
Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 22:2 pp.164-170.

Gender and U.S. Bases in Asia-Pacific
Ellen-Rae Cachola, Lizelle Festejo, Annie Fukushima, Gwyn Kirk, and Sabina Perez. 2008.
Foreign Policy in Focus, March 14.

Bananas, Beaches, and Bases: Making feminist sense of international politics
Cynthia Enloe, 2000. Berkeley: University of California Press. Revised edn.

Maneuvers: The international politics of militarizing women’s lives
Cynthia Enloe, 2000. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Disaster Militarism: Rethinking U.S. relief in the Asia Pacific
Annie Isabel Fukushima, Ayano Ginoza, Michiko Hase, Gwyn Kirk, Deborah Lee and Taeva Shefler, Foreign Policy in Focus, March 11, 2014.

Military Sexual Violence: From frontline to fenceline
Annie Isabel Fukushima and Gwyn Kirk. June 17, 2013.

Making Connections: Building the East Asia-US Women’s Network
Gwyn Kirk and Margo Okazawa-Rey, 1998. In Women and War Reader, Jennifer Turpin and Lois A. Lorentsen (eds). New York: New York University Press. pp.308-322.

Environmental Effects of U.S. Military Security
Gwyn Kirk, 2008. (pdf version)
Gendered experiences from the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan.

Genuine Security for Women: My Sister’s Place at Twenty
Gwyn Kirk, 2007. (pdf version)

The Other Nuclear Survivors
Gwyn Kirk, 2010.

Legacies of War: The United States’ obligation toward Amerasians
Robin Levi, 1993. Stanford Journal of International Law, pp. 29:459.

The Bases of Empire: The global struggle against U.S. military posts
Catherine Lutz (ed), 2009. New York: New York University Press.

Sex among Allies: Military prostitution in U.S.-Korea relations
Katharine Moon, 1997. New York: Columbia University Press.

Fortress Guam: Resistance to US military mega-buildup
LisaLinda Natividad and Gwyn Kirk, 2010. Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Newsletter, May 10.

The Explosive Growth of U.S. Military Power on Guam Confronts People Power
LisaLinda S. Natividad and Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero. 2010. Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Newsletter, Dec 6.

Children of GI Town: The invisible legacy of militarized prostitution
Margo Okazawa-Rey, 1997. Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, Spring: pp. 71-100.

Common Grounds: Violence against women in war and armed conflict situations
Indai Lourdes Sajor (ed), 1998. Quezon City, Philippines: Asian Center for Women’s Human Rights.

Militarized Currents: Toward a decolonized future in Asia and the Pacific
Setsu Shigematsu and Keith L.Camacho (eds), 2010. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Let the Good Times Roll: Prostitution and the U.S. military in Asia
Saundra Sturdevant, and Brenda Stolzfus, 1992. New York: New Press.

Report from Okinawa: Long term military presence and violence against women
Suzuyo Takazato, 2000. 
Canadian Woman Studies, (19) 4: pp.42-47.

Base Nation: How US military bases abroad harm America and the world
David Vine. 2015. New York: Metropolitan Books.


Camp Arirang
Diana S. Lee and Grace Y. K. Lee, 1995.
Women’s lives in towns adjoining U.S. bases in South Korea.

Left by the Ship
Emma Rossi-Landi and Alberto Vendemmiata, 2012.
Documentary about Amerasians in the Philippines.

Living Along the Fenceline
Lina Hoshino, Gwyn Kirk and Deborah Lee. 2012.
Seven grassroots women leaders from Okinawa to Puerto Rico challenge the pattern of U.S. military contamination, prostitution, and occupation of their communities with projects devoted to peace and genuine security.

Memory of Forgotten War
Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem, 2013.
This documentary conveys the human costs of military conflict through personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors.

The Insular Empire
Vanessa Warheit, 2010.
Documents the role of the United States as a colonial power in the western Pacific territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Women Outside: Korean women and the US military
J.T. Takagi and Hye-Jung Park, 1995.


DMZ Hawai’i-Aloha ‘Aina

Du Rae Bang (My Sister’s Place), South Korea

Korea Policy Institute, USA

National Campaign to End the Korean War, USA

National Campaign to Eradicate Crime by US Troops in Korea, South Korea
Korean language site.

Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, Okinawa

Save Jeju Now, South Korea

Scrap VFA Movement, Philippines

Taskforce to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific

WEDPRO, Philippines

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