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Korean American History, Life & Values

(see also Asian American History, Life & Values (General), Korea & Korean War)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Korean American Sharing Movement.

In the Library: Articles

Jensen, Joan M. "Women on the Pacific Rim: some thoughts on border crossings," Pacific Historical Review 67 (1998):3-40.

Nihu, T.T. "Koreatown on the rise," San Jose Mercury News (3/2/03):B1.

Kim, Juan Ha. "The labor of compassion: voices of churches' Korean American women," Amerasia Journal 22,1 (spr 96):93-106.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ablemann, Nancy & John Lie. Blue Dreams: Korean Americans & the Los Angeles Riots (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1995).

Choy, Bong-youn. Koreans in America (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1979).

Kang, Steve. Unveiling the Socioculturally Constructed Multivoiced Self: Themes of Self Construction & Self Integration in the Narratives of Second-Generation Korean American Young Adults (Lanham MD: University Press, 2003).

Kim, Claire. Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (New Haven: Yale, 2001).

Kim, Elaine H.& Janice Otani. With Silk Wings: Asian American Women at Work (San Francisco: Asian Women United of California, 1983).

__________ & Eui-Young Yu. East to America: Korean American Life Stories (NY: New Press, 1996).

Kwak, Tae-Hwan & Seong Hyong Lee (eds.) The Korean-American Community: Present & Future (Seoul: Kyungnam U, 1991).

Kwon, Brenda Lee. Beyond Keeamoku: Koreans, Nationalism, & Local Culture in Hawai'i (unpub. PhD; U. California, San Diego, 1997).

Kwon, Ho-Youn & Shin Kim. The Emerging Generation of Korean Americans (Seoul: Kyung Hee U, 1993).

Lee, Chansoo. A Study on Historical Experience of Koreans in America: Perception of America & Self-Definition (unpub. PhD; Graduate Theological Union, 1997).

Lee, Helie. In the Absence of Sun: A Korean American Woman's Promise. Three Lost Generations of Her Family (NY: Harmony, 2002).

Lee, Hwain Chang. The Korean American YWCA & the Church: Dialogue Face-to-Face, Partnership Hand-in-Hand (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 2000).

Lee, Mary Paik. Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America (Seattle: U. Washington, 1990).

Lee, Warren. A Dream for South Central: The Autobiography of an Afro-Americanized Korean Christian Minister (San Francisco, 1993).

Lee, Yur-Bok & Wayne Patterson (eds.) Korean-American Relations, 1866-1997 (Albany: SUNY, 1999).

Park, Kyeyoung. The Korean American Dream: Immigrants & Small Business in New York City (Ithaca: Cornell, 1997).

Patterson, Wayne. The Korean Frontier in America: Immigration to Hawai'i, 1896-1910 (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i,1988).

Rhee, Helen Choi. The Korean-American Experience: A Detailed Analysis of How Well Korean-Americans Adjust to Life in the US (NY: Vantage, 1995).

Smith, Anna Deavere. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. On The Road: A Search for American Character (NY: Anchor, 1992).

Sobol, Harriet Langsam. We Don't Look Like Our Mom & Dad (NY: Coward-McCann, 1984).

Song, Young I. & Ailee Moon (eds.) Korean American Women: From Tradition to Modern Feminism (Westport CT: Praeger, 1998).

Takaki, Ronald T. From the Land of Morning Calm: The Koreans in America (NY: Chelsea House, 1994).

Valk, Margaret A. Korean-American Children in American Adoptive Homes (NY: Child Welfare League of America, 1957).

Yuh, Ji-Yeon. Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America (NY: NYU, 2002).

In the Library: Fiction

Bishoff, Tonya & Jo Rankin. Seeds from a Silent Tree: An Anthology by Korean Adoptees (Glendale CA: Pandal, 1997).

Chang, Leonard. Dispatches from the Cold: A Novel (Seattle: Black Heron, 1998).

Choi, Susan. The Foreign Student (NY: HarperFlamingo, 1998).

Kang, Hyun Yi. Writing Away Here: A Korean/American Anthology (Oakland CA: Korean American Arts Festival Committee, 1994).

Kang, Jao-Hyun. Voices Stirring: An Anthology of Korean American Writing (NY: Asian Pacific American Journal, 1992).

Kim, Elaine H. Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings & Their Social Context (Philadelphia: Temple, 1982).

__________ & Lilia V. Villanueva.Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (Boston: Beacon, 1997).

Kim, Ronyoung. Clay Walls

Lee, Chang-rae. Native Speaker (NY: Riverhead, 1995).

Scott, Joanna C. The Lucky Gourd Shop (Denver: McMurray & Beck, 2000).

Various Authors. Korean American Writings: Selected Material from Insight (NY: Insight, 1975).

Wand, David Hsin-Fu. Asian-American Heritage: An Anthology of Prose & Poetry (NY: Washington Square, 1974).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Do the Right Thing" [1989], dir. Spike Lee, 120m. Inter-ethnic relations in New York.

"My America (or Honk If You Love Buddha)" [1997], dir. Renée Tajima-Peña, 87m. From National Video Resources.

"The Women Outside" [1996], dir. J.T. Orinne Takagi & Hye Jung Park, 52m. From Third World Newsreel. Sex workers' lives in camp towns serving 80 bases housing 37,000 US soldiers since end of Korean War, & the illusion of emigration to the US.

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