Monica Kim, The Korean War and East Asia through the Prism of the Interrogation Room

Click here to register. The history of the Korean War from inside the interrogation room is at once both surprisingly ordinary and profoundly global. Tracing two generations of people across the Pacific as they navigated multiple kinds of interrogation from the 1940s and 1950s, this talk lay outs a landscape of interrogation – a dense network of violence, bureaucracy, and migration – that breaks apart the usual temporal bounds of the Korean War as a discrete event. But in 1952, with the US introduction of voluntary POW repatriation proposal at Panmunjom, the interrogation…continue reading →