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Selling Sex OverseasChinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking$
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Ko-lin Chin and James O. Finckenauer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814772577

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814772577.001.0001

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The Destinations

The Destinations

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Selling Sex Overseas

Ko-lin Chin

James O. Finckenauer

NYU Press

This chapter explores the social organization of the Chinese sex business in the ten research sites studied: Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei (Taiwan), Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Jakarta (Indonesia), New York (United States), Los Angeles (United States), and Shenzhen (China). It asks: What is the particular character of these overseas sites that seems to have made them magnets for women from China? What can we learn from looking closely at one prominent site (Shenzhen) in China? What is the nature of the culture of tolerance for commercial sex in each of these cities? Most importantly, is there anything about the sites' character and nature that help us to better understand how transnational human smuggling and trafficking work?

Keywords:   social organization, Chinese women, Chinese prostitutes, sex trade, human trafficking, sex trafficking, commercial sex

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