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Researching Genocide and Modern Slavery in Asia and the Pacific: China

Research guide on trafficking of women in China


As outlined in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, " 'Trafficking in persons' shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs;" Women and children are main victims of this age-old crime.

In 2022, the public outrage over a report involving a chained woman in a village in Xuzhou brought renewed attention to the persistent issue of human trafficking in China. Following this, the Public Security Ministry launched a nationwide anti-trafficking campaign to address a backlog of cases, involving all levels of government.

The library collects materials about human trafficking in China. This guide listed some of these titles focusing on trafficking of women in China in Chicago citation style. Permanent links to full cataloging records were embedded in titles for ease of retrieval. These resources were organized by formats, you can view the titles by clicking the corresponding tabs on the left.

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