Korean War Resources

Kim Dong Choon, Uncovering the Hidden History of the Korean War: The Work of South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Lecture at the University of California Berkeley, April 1, 2009. (Filmed by Ubuntuworks Productions, Eric Sirotkin,

The Center for the Study of the Korean War

Bruce Cumings, The Korean War: A History. New York: Modern Library, 2010.
William Stueck, The Korean War in World History. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2004.

Truman Library: The Korean War and its Origins, 1945-1953

Comprehensive Korean War Bibliography

(Books and scholarly articles by U.S., Korean, and Korean American writers)

Kenneth Robinson, A Korean War Bibliography, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii

Korean War Memories and Legacies
(Books, scholarly articles, novels, poetry)

Grace M. Cho, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War. Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Grace M. Cho and Hosu Kim, Dreaming in tongues. Qualitative Inquiry, 11, 2005, 445-457.

Susan Choi, Foreign Student. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1998.

Richard Kim, The Martyred. New York: Penguin Books, 2011.

Suji Kwok Kim, Notes from a Divided Country. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2003.

Chang-rae Lee, The Surrendered. New York: Riverhead Books, 2010.

Ishle Park, The Temperature of this Water. Los Angeles: Kaya Press, 2005.

Korean War Memories and Legacies
(Writing by Ramsay Liem)

When a fireball drops in your hole: Biography forged in the crucible of war. In G. Yoo (Ed.), Koreans in America:  History, Culture and Identity. Ch. 40. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2012.

Silencing historical trauma: The politics and psychology of memory and voice. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 39, 2007, 153-174.

So I’ve gone around in circles…”: Living the Korean War.  Amerasia Journal, 31, 2005, 157-177.

History, trauma, and identity: The legacy of the Korean War for Korean

Americans. Amerasia Journal, 29, 2003/4, 111-129.

Korean War Memories and Legacies
(Art and Exhibition)

Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the “Forgotten War.”  Multi-media exhibition of Korean War memories and legacies.

Ramsay Liem, War and the art of remembering. International Journal of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3, 2008, 111-116.

Policy and Action

Korea Policy Institute,

National Campaign to End the Korean War,

Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific,

Memory of Forgotten War

Memory of Forgotten War on Facebook

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