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Ends of EmpireAsian American Critique and the Cold War$
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Jodi Kim

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816655915

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.001.0001

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The Forgotten War

The Forgotten War

Korean America’s Conditions of Possibility

Chapter:
(p.143) 4 The Forgotten War
Source:
Ends of Empire
Author(s):

Jodi Kim

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.003.0005

This chapter begins with a discussion of “Fragments of the Forgotten War” and “Still Present Pasts,” which demonstrate how Korean American cultural producers suggest the link between America’s imperial presence in Korea, and the gendered racial “return” of the Korean subject back to the imperial center. It cites Susan Choi’s novel The Foreign Student, Heinz Insu Fenkl’s autobiographical novel Memories of My Ghost Brother, and Deann Borshay Liem’s documentary First Person Plural—all of which offer a troubling interpretation of the Korean War. The Korean War indicates a wider problem of Cold War knowledge that affects both American nationalist discourse and Korean America’s public knowledge regarding the conditions of possibility for its formation in the post-1945 situation.

Keywords:   Fragments of the Forgotten War, Still Present Pasts, Korean American culture, The Foreign Student, Memories ofMy Ghost Brother, First Person Plural, Korean War, Cold War

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