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Remembering the ''Forgotten War'' / Edition 1
     

Remembering the ''Forgotten War'' / Edition 1

by Philip West, Suh Ji-moon, Donald Gregg
 

ISBN-10: 0765606976

ISBN-13: 9780765606976

Pub. Date: 12/31/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In contrast to the many books that use military, diplomatic, and historic language in analyzing the Korean War, this book takes a cultural approach that emphasizes the human dimension of the war, an approach that especially features Korean voices. There are chapters on Korean art on the war, translations into English of Korean poetry by Korean soldiers, and American

Overview

In contrast to the many books that use military, diplomatic, and historic language in analyzing the Korean War, this book takes a cultural approach that emphasizes the human dimension of the war, an approach that especially features Korean voices. There are chapters on Korean art on the war, translations into English of Korean poetry by Korean soldiers, and American soldier poetry on the war. There is a photographic essay on the war by combat journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Max Desfor. Another chapter includes and analyzes songs on the Korean War - Korean, American, and Chinese - that illuminate the many complex memories of the war. There is a discussion of Korean films on the war and a chapter on Korean War POWs and their contested memories. More than any other nonfiction book on the war, this one shows us the human face of tragedy for Americans, Chinese, and most especially Koreans. June 2000 was the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War; this moving volume is intended as a commemoration of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765606976
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/31/2000
Series:
Studies of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
1.Some Reflections on the Korean War3
2.Whether Enemy or Brother: Patriotism in Conflict with Brotherhood in the Korean War Poems by Korean Poets12
3.Above All, the Waste: American Soldier-Poets and the Korean War40
4.The Korean War and the Visual Arts55
5.The Korean War Through the Camera of an American War Correspondent77
6.The Korean War in the Lives and Thoughts of Several Major Korean Writers92
7.Reluctant Crusaders: Korean War Films and the Lost Audience110
8.The Korean War in Korean Films137
9.Interior Stories of the Chinese POWs in the Korean War152
10.In Search of Essences: Labeling the Korean War187
11.Imagining a Different Korea: What If...203
Contributors215
Index217

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