Documentary Film Screening and Discussion: The 1923 Earthquake and Korean Massacre in Japan

Jinhee Lee, Eastern Illinois University

Monday, December 02, 2013
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Royce Hall 314


Film: "Hidden Scars: The Massacre of Koreans from the Arakawa River to Shitamachi in Tokyo, 1923"

(Released in 1989; Directed by Choongkong Oh; 58 min.; in Japanese with English subtitles)

Released in the United States for the first time to mark 90 years since the Kantō Earthquake and massacre of Koreans in Japan that followed, this documentary features survivors' testimonials and explains natural and man-made factors behind the tragedies.

Discussion Facilitator: Jinhee Lee, Associate Professor of History, Eastern Illinois University
Discussion Panelists: Lisa Kim Davis, Assistant Professor of Geography, UCLA ; Namhee Lee, Associate Professor of Modern Korean History, UCLA;  Jonathan Glade, Visiting Postdoc at Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA

Open to the Public

Cost : Free

Jenny Yoo

Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies

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