To delve deeper into the themes addressed in Crossings, check out the resources and reading list below.



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