Jeep Girl Crisis of 1945
American Servicemen and Chinese Women in Wartime China
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Zach Fredman of Dartmouth College will discuss how friction over sexual relations between GIs and Chinese women poisoned ties between American servicemen and the Chinese during the final year of the Pacific War. Backlash against GIs and “Jeep girls,” the derisive nickname used to refer to women who fraternized with American servicemen, compelled Chiang Kai-shek and General Albert Wedemeyer, commander of US forces, to take action.