News and Events

Launch of the Legacies of the Korean War website

Legacies of the Korean War: Korean Americans Recall “the Forgotten War”
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 3 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

Location: 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Speakers: Namhee Lee, UCLA; Ramsay Liem, Boston College; Deann Borshay Liem; Missing Pieces Project members; Korean American war survivors
Sponsor: Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

A packed audience attended the launch of the “Legacies of the Korean War” website.  There were remarks by oral-history participants and contributors, scholarly presentations on war memory, and screenings of oral history video shorts.  This was a great inauguration for the online, community-based, diasporic archive, which aims to enable long overdue reckoning with the past and present of the Korean War, a war yet to be concluded with a peace agreement.   You can view the video of the event on the UC Berkeley Center for Korean Studies youtube channel.

Presentations by Members of the Legacies of Korean War Project

The Making(s) of Memory Archives: Korean/Americans and Oral History Praxis
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 1 p.m. | INTS 3154

Location: UC Riverside
Sponsor: Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies

In this roundtable discussion, academics, artists, community-based activists, and youth members discuss a range of Korean/American oral history projects and digital audiovisual archives. Focusing on the afterlife of the Korean War and the everyday lives of Korean/Americans, panelists will address the following questions: how might oral history track the life experiences of those eclipsed from historical records and official narratives? As a mode of encounter, how might oral history foster rich dialogues across generations while forging links among scholars, artists, and activists? Lastly, by utilizing oral history as a critical pedagogical took, how might teachers integrate oral history praxis into their classrooms and curricula, while contributing to the production of an accessible public archive?

Roundtable Discussants:

Ramsay Liem
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Boston College; Director of Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the “Forgotten War”; Co-Director of Memory of Forgotten War

Christine Hong
Assistant Professor, Department of Literature, UC Santa Cruz; Legacies of the Korean War Online Archive

Sukjong Hong
Community Activist, Artist, and Writer; Asian American Oral History Collective

Youth Participants
Missing Pieces Oral History Project, Los Angeles KW Lee Center

Legacies of the Korean War