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Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking

Ko-lin Chin and James O. Finckenauer


Every year, thousands of Chinese women travel to Asia and the United States in order to engage in commercial sex work. This book challenges the current sex trafficking paradigm that considers all sex workers as victims, or sexual slaves, and as unwilling participants in the world of commercial sex. Bringing to life an on-the-ground portrait of this usually hidden world, the book provides a detailed look at all of its participants: sex workers, pimps, agents, mommies, escort agency owners, brothel owners, and drivers. Ultimately, it probes the social, economic, and political organization of pro ... More

Keywords: Chinese women, Asia, United States, commercial sex work, sex trafficking, sex workers, pimps, escort agency, brothels, prostitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814772577
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814772577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ko-lin Chin, author

James O. Finckenauer, author