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NCJ Number: 229573 Find in a Library
Title: Resurgence of Prostitution in China: Explanations and Implications
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:89-102
Author(s): Min Liu; James O. Finckenauer
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 14
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the history and resurgence of prostitution in China.
Abstract: Prostitution reemerged in China in the 1980s and has become rampant ever since then - attracting enormous attention and academic interest. This article examines the history of prostitution in China, from its roots to the causes of its resurgence. It also examines China's legal responses and policies and their limited effectiveness in containing the growth of the sex industry. In considering the possible relationship between prostitution and human trafficking, this article intends to improve our understanding of the link between the sex industry and sex trafficking, and to push for empirical studies on Chinese women working as prostitutes. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Prostitution
Index Term(s): China; Cultural influences; Policy analysis; Prostitution across international borders; Prostitution causes; Sex establishments; Women's rights
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