Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Alyssa Park received a $6,000 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to further her current research project about population displacement in Korea after World War II. 

Park is working on a book called Homeward: Korean Refugees and the Politics of Occupation, Division, and War, 1945-50, which explores how and why 2 million Koreans outside Korea “returned” to their homeland after the war and became known as refugees in their own country. Park added how in August 1945 at least one in seven Koreans was located outside Korea. 

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