[KS] Pacific War and Korean War

G. Cameron Hurst gchurst at sas.upenn.edu
Wed Aug 17 10:29:27 EDT 2005

Dear Ms. Cwiertka:

I see that Jonathan Best has already suggested the Living Through the 
Forgotten War, which has some great photographs.

I would also recommend a Korean publication by Noonbit Publishing 
Company (2004), called in English "The Indelible Image: The 
Photographs of the Korean War from National Archives and Records 
Administration in the United States of America" (Korean: Chiulsu 
omnun imiji). ISBN: 89-7409-155-0. Edited by Park Do, it is quite 
extensive, covering many topics in some 248 pages of photos. Many of 
the photographs are of a political and military nature, but still 
there are many photos that give a good sense of what it was like for 
civilians to live through the horror. There is an especially moving 
long section that deals with "massacres" (haksal). I have found this 
a useful tool for teaching about the war.

And although it is a work of fiction, I have found that Ahn Junghyo's 
novel The Silver Stallion: A Novel of Korea captures some of the 
pathos of the war's impact on civilians. My students have reated well 
to it, especially since it links up nicely with the post-conflict 
military prostitution issue.

Cappy Hurst

G. Cameron Hurst III
Professor, Japanese and Korean Studies
Director, Center for East Asian Studies
Chair, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
847 Williams/6305
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

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