New PDF release: Going Down to the Sea: Chinese Sex Workers Abroad

By Ko-lin Chin

In Chongqing, Ling Ling were a waitress incomes twenty-five cash a month; many years later in Hong Kong she used to be making six instances that every day. Kelly taught preschool in Beijing for ten years prior to relocating to los angeles and establishing a brothel. those are only of the eighteen chinese language girls interviewed during this publication approximately how they got here to promote intercourse in Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, la, and long island. The women’s candid tales placed a human face on globalized advertisement intercourse and stale er a uncooked, within view of the moneydriven transnational intercourse undefined. the writer, knowledgeable within the box of legal justice, frames those own debts with contextual information and incisive remark to supply a wealthy figuring out of the realities and myths of prostitution and worldwide intercourse trafficking.

Every 12 months, the us by myself spends countless numbers of thousands on courses to strive against human trafficking and rescue trafficked sufferers. yet what do intercourse staff themselves need to say approximately those matters? those eighteen interviews have been collected as a part of an intensive learn venture for the author’s 2012 booklet, promoting intercourse in another country. With the booklet of those complete, unvarnished debts, we're now capable of pay attention firsthand how and why those girls left China to paintings within the intercourse alternate in another country, how a lot they make, what hardships they face, and what hopes they've got for the future.

About the Author

KO-LIN CHIN is extraordinary Professor on the tuition of legal Justice, Rutgers University–Newark. His books and articles on transnational crime and subcultures have garnered aid from the nationwide technological know-how origin, the nationwide Institute of Justice, and the Fulbright Program.

What Others Are Saying

“Ko-lin’s in-depth fieldwork has set a brand new common for nuanced sociological inquiry into thorny social concerns. the ladies he interviews deserve no longer judgment yet realizing of the advanced situations and demanding situations they face. via sheer tenacity and painstaking documentation,
Ko-lin permits us to determine for ourselves the human tales in the back of each one veiled front and each dimly lit doorway.” —Sheldon Zhang, San Diego nation University

“Ambitious in worldwide scope whereas staying occupied with person tales, this publication vividly and poignantly unearths the influence of anti-traffi cking legislation and campaigns at the daily reviews of chinese language intercourse staff abroad, and illuminates the methods those guidelines imperil the very humans they purport to assist.”—Tiantian Zheng, Professor, Anthropology


- tales of lifestyles within the transnational intercourse alternate, informed via the ladies themselves
- information at the internal workings of the intercourse industry
- Interviews accrued and awarded via knowledgeable on Asian legal networks
- On-the-ground views on transnational intercourse trafficking

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