Stories

Personal Stories:
“TO MY UHM MA: NEVER GOOD-BYE BUT SEE YOU SOON” written by Ron Ware as a letter to his late mother
“Disparate Opinions” written by Chris Korwin
“One day in college” written by Michael Chi about his ethnicity (Korean/Caucasian)
“Moon Soup: My Lunar New Year” is written by Janet S. Wong (Korean/Chinese) on Korean/Chinese versions of the Lunar New Year
“The Latrine” is written by Don Sheu on being Korean/Chinese

Recommended Readings:
East to America: Korean American Life Stories by Elaine H. Kim and Eui-Young Yu
A featured chapter is on Kook Kim Dean, “Black and Korean”, which explores a Korean/African American’s life growing up in Los Angeles, Califonia.
Memories of My Ghost Brother by Heinz Insu Fenkl
The central character is a half Korean boy growing up in war-torn post Korean war Korea.

External Links:
“A Stolen Soul” by Barbara Walsh
Story about Laurence Jones (half Korean) who grew up in Maine before being murdered in Baltimore while attending graduate school. His mother, Yong Cha Jones, drew on her Korean beliefs as she fought for three years to find his killer. The story is really more her story than about Laurence. It was posted in 27 parts and started on Monday, June 1, 1998. It was published day by day over four weeks in the Maine Sunday Telegram and Portland Press Herald.
PBS Frontline Special – Bi-Racial American Portraits on a mixed blooded Korean(Korean,African American,Native American,European American)

One Comment

  1. Katie
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    A must read, LOVE BEYOND MEASURE, MEMOIRS OF A KOREAN WAR BRIDE, BY KATIE SCHELL. True story of one woman’s survival during the Korean War and her American soldier’s incredible struggle to get her out of Korea when it was illegal for Koreans to come to the US.

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