“Voices of the Unredressed: Korean and Nisei A-Bomb Survivors, Structural Legacies of Violence, and Compensatory Justice in the Cold War Pacific” in the latest issue of Amerasia Journal

My article, “Voices of the Unredressed: Korean and Nisei A-Bomb Survivors, Structural Legacies of Violence, and Compensatory Justice in the Cold War Pacific,” is featured in the new special issue of the Amerasia Journal, “Cold War Reformations.”

In this essay I explore the historical erasures of Korean and U.S.-born Japanese American (Nisei) survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing. Since 1945, the Korean survivors of Hiroshima have struggled for redress as South Korea has remained a crucial part of the U.S. Cold War nuclear umbrella. As American civilians, the Nisei atomic bomb survivors have also found themselves unrecognized by their country as victims of the U.S. nuclear violence. The struggles of Korean and Nisei A-bomb survivors for historical recognition reveal the colonial, racial, and state violence that remain unredressed in the U.S. “empire for liberty” well into the twenty-first century.

Read more here.

Breaking Boundaries: Pedagogies of Global Asia

The Global Asian Studies Program at UIC is hosting a virtual symposium this Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, 2022, bringing together scholars, students, and community partners working to develop pedagogies of Global Asian Studies. I am excited to moderate Friday’s pedagogy workshop, “How Do We Teach GLAS?,” featuring Nadine Attewell, Robert Ji-Song Ku, and Sonia Ryang. This symposium is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here.

From Citizens to Enemy Aliens: Japanese Americans and the History of Anti-Asian Xenophobia, Jewish Museum of Milwaukee, March 15

Join me at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee at 7PM (CDT) on Tuesday, March 15, for a public lecture on the wartime mass incarceration of Japanese Americans and the longer history of pervasive anti-Asian xenophobia in the United States. Explore how Japanese Americans negotiated, reclaimed, and redefined ideas about home, citizenship, belonging, and what it means to be American throughout the twentieth century.

This event is part of the exhibition, Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties.

This program has both in-person and virtual options.

PRE-REGISTER to choose your viewing option.

Japanese American Incarceration and the Teaching of Asian American History, March 22, 2022

I am pleased to be part of a professional development workshop for Chicago public school teachers on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and the teaching of Asian American history. I will present a session introducing teachers to critical themes in Asian American history. This program is sponsored by Facing History & Ourselves in support of the implementation of the TEAACH (Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History) Act, which makes Illinois the first state to require Asian American history be taught in public schools.

Please register and/or pass it along to those you know who may be interested in participating: