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Below are resources and a reading list to facilitate further exploration into the issues addressed in CROSSINGS.




Related Films

Memory of Forgotten War. Dir. Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem. Mu Films, 2015.

North Korea: Beyond the DMZ.  Dir. JT Takagi and Hye-Jung Park.  Third World Newsreel, 2003.

Tiger Spirit.  Dir. Min Sook Lee.  National Film Board of Canada.  2009.

The Women Outside.  Dir. JT Takagi and Hye-Jung Park.  Third World Newsreel, 1995.

The Woman, the Orphan, and the Tiger.  Dir. Jane Jin Kaisen.  2010.


Web REsources

Legacies of the Korean War Oral Histories:

Still Present Pasts Exhibit:

Korea Policy Institute:

38 North:



Women Cross DMZ:

Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network:

Veterans for Peace:



Armstrong, Charles. The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Baik, Crystal Mun-Hye. Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2019. 

Cho, Grace. Tastes Like War.  New York: The Feminist Press, 2021.
    —. Haunting the Korean Diaspora. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Cumings, Bruce. Korea’s Place in the Sun. New York:  New Press. Distributed by W.W. Norton, 1997.
    —.  The Korean War: A History.  New York: Modern Library, 2010.
    —.  “The Korean War: What Is It That We Are Remembering to Forget?” Ruptured Histories: War, Memory, and the Post-Cold War in Asia. Ed. Sheila Miyoshi Jager and Rana Mitter.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.  266-290.
    —.  The Origins of the Korean War: The Roaring of the Cataract, 1947-1950. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Halliday, Jon & Bruce Cumings, Korea:  The Unknown War. New York: Pantheon, 1988.

Hong, Christine. A Violent Peace:  Race, U.S. Militarism, and Cultures of  Democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020.

Kim Dong-Choon. The Unending Korean War. Larkspur:  Tamalvista Publications, 2008.

Kim, Eleana. Making Peace with Nature: Ecological Encounters Along the Korean DMZ. Durham: Duke University Press, 2022.

Kim, Nan. Memory, Reconciliation, and Reunions in South Korea: Crossing the Divide. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017

Kim, Suzy. Among Women across Worlds: North Korea in the Global Cold War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2023.
    —.  Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013.

Lee, Marie Myung-Ok. The violence of forgetting. The Boston Globe, July 27, 2022.

Stone, I.F. The Hidden History of the Korean War. New York: Monthly Review, 1952.

Thompson, Reginald. Cry Korea. London:  MacDonald & Co., Ltd., 1951. Second edition, London:  Reportage Press, 2009.

For additional readings, please see Robinson, Kenneth.  A Korean War Bibliography. Honolulu: Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i, n.d.  Available at