Below are further resources and researchers who specialize in Zainichi studies.

Subject Experts/Researchers

NameEmailLocationInstitutional Affiliation
John Liejohnlie@berkeley.eduCaliforniaUC Berkeley
Sonia Ryangsonia.ryang@rice.eduTexasRice University
Samuel PerrySamuel_Perry@brown.eduRhode IslandBrown University
Christina Yichristina.yi@ubc.caVancouver, BCUniversity of British Columbia
Erin Aeran Chungechung@jhu.eduMarylandJohns Hopkins University
Jaeeun Kimjaeeunk@umich.eduMichiganUniversity of Michigan
Deokhyo, UKUniversity of Sheffield
Cindi Textorcindi.textor@utah.eduUtahUniversity of Utah
David Rohdavid.roh@utah.eduUtahUniversity of Utah


Further Reading

Scholarly Books
Chapman, David. Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicity. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Lie, John. Zainichi (Koreans in Japan). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
Ryang, Sonia, ed. Koreans in Japan: Critical Voices from the Margin. New York: Routledge, 2000.
Ryang, Sonia and John Lie, eds. Diaspora Without Homeland. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Wender, Melissa L. Lamentation as History: Narratives by Koreans in Japan, 1965-2000. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005.
Yi, Christina. Colonizing Language: Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.
Morris-Suzuki, Tessa. Exodus to North Korea: Shadows from Japan’s Cold War. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
Kwon, Nayoung Aimee. Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
Roh, David. Minor Transpacific: Triangulating American, Japanese, and Korean Fictions. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021.
GO. Yukisada Isao, 2001.
Dear Pyongyang. Yang Yong-hi, 2005.
Our Homeland. Yang Yong-hi, 2012.
Blood and Bones. Sai Yōichi, 2004.
All Under the Moon. Sai Yōichi, 1993.
Journal articles
Ryang, Sonia. “The Rise and Fall of Chongryun—From Chōsenjin to Zainichi and beyond.” The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 14.15 (August 2016): 1–16.
Field, Norma. “Beyond envy, boredom, and suffering: toward an emancipatory politics for resident Koreans and other Japanese.” positions: east asia cultures critique 1, no. 3 (1993): 640-670.
Ryu, Catherine. “Beyond Language: Embracing the figure of ‘the Other’ in Yi Yang-ji’s Yuhi.” In Rachael Hutchinson and Mark Williams, eds, Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature: A Critical Approach (New York: Routledge, 2007): 312-331.
Ryu, Catherine. “Listening In: The languages of the body in Kim Ch’ang-Saeng’s ‘Crimson Fruit.'” In Rachael Hutchinson and Leith Morgan, eds., Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature (New York: Routledge, 2016).
Textor, Cindi. “Zainichi Writers and the Postcoloniality of Modern Korean Literature.” In Yoon Sun Yang, ed., Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature (New York: Routledge, 2020): 225–238.
Textor, Cindi. “Representing Radical Difference: Kim Sŏkpŏm’s Korea(n) in Japan(ese).” positions: asia critique 27, no. 3 (August 2019): 499–529.
Yi, Christina, and Jonathan Glade. “The Politics of Passing in Zainichi Cultural Production.” Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture 12 (2019): 235-256.
Haag, Andre. “The Passing Perils of Korean Hunting: Zainichi Literature Remembers the Kantō Earthquake Korean Massacres.” Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture 12 (2019): 257-299.
Kim, So Hye. “Questioning Authenticity: On the Documentary Film Reclaiming Our Names.” Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture 12 (2019): 335-363.
Heneghan, Nathaniel. “The Minority Machine: Alterity and Excess in the Films of Sai Yōichi.” Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture 12 (2019): 365-389.
Yamasaki, Nobuko Ishitate-Oku(no)miya. “Body as Battlefield.” Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture 12 (2019): 391-414.