Coming Soon

We will soon post a number of posts and articles targeting a general audience on the rich history, context, and cultural impact of Zainichi (Korean Japanese) literature, film, and culture, including Apple TV’s Pachinko streaming series. Please check back here again soon.

“Zainichi—­rootless like tumbleweed, deprived of the protective carapace of “nation,” fighting among themselves even when in a foreign country, the country to which they should return split in two. In the popular mind, they were nothing short of “the dregs of history.”

— Kang Sang-­jung, “Memories of a Zainichi Childhood”