Book Talk "Zainichi Korean Women in Japan: Voices" at Seoul National University (ICKS) December 8 Thurs. 10-12 (KST), Online

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December 8, 2022
Korea South
Subject Fields: 
East Asian History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Dear Colleagues,
The International Center for Korean Studies of the Kyujanggak Institute at Seoul National University is hosting an online Book Talk introducing Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka’s Zainichi Korean Women in Japan: Voices.

Date: December 8 (Thursday) 10:00 - 12:00 (Seoul)
Title: Zainichi Korean Women in Japan: Voices

Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka (Ritsumeikan University)

Vera Mackie (University of Wollongong Australia),
Soo Hugh (Showrunner of "Pachinko")

You Jae Lee (University of Tuebingen/Kyujanggak)

The event will be held online via Zoom.
The link for Zoom meeting will be sent a day before the event after your registration is confirmed. Register here:

Please contact (Tel. 02-880-9378) for more information.

About the Book:
Presenting the voices of a unique group within contemporary Japanese society—Zainichi women—this book provides a fresh insight into their experiences of oppression and marginalization that over time have led to liberation and empowerment. Often viewed as unimportant and inconsequential, these women’s stories and activism are now proving to be an integral part of both the Zainichi Korean community and Japanese society.
Featuring in-depth interviews from 1994 to the present, three generations of Zainichi Korean women—those who migrated from colonial Korea before or during WWII and the Asia-Pacific War and their Japan-born descendants—share their version of history, revealing their lives as members of an ethnic minority. Discovering voices within constricting patriarchal traditions, the women in this book are now able to tell their history. Ethnography, interviews, and the women’s personal and creative writings offer an in-depth look into their intergenerational dynamics and provide a new way of exploring the hidden inner world of migrant women and the different ways displacement affects subsequent generations.
This book goes beyond existing Anglophone and Japanese literatures, to explore the lives of Zainichi Korean women in Japan.

International Center for Korean Studies
Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies
Seoul National University
#451 Bldg.103 
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
Republic of Korea, 08826
T +82.2.880.9378

Thank you very much and best wishes,

Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka

Contact Info: 

Dr. Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka

(Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan)

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