A Proposal for Historical Reconciliation: The “Dokdo Movement” of Korean Americans in the Washington Area

November 15, 2011 Print PDF

Watching the daily lives of Korean Americans, one thing stands out: the way they live. Korean Americans are distinct, from the wrapping paper they use at dry cleaners, their supermarkets, their senior citizens associations, Korean restaurants, or even the inside of their cars. The reason for Korean Americans’ distinction is Dokdo, a small group of islets between Korea and Japan. Wherever there are Korean Americans you will find objects or people related to Dokdo. That does not mean, however, that Korean Americans are obsessed with it …

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