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The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

Monica Kim


Traditional histories of the Korean War have long focused on violations of the thirty-eighth parallel, the line drawn by American and Soviet officials in 1945 dividing the Korean peninsula. But this book presents an entirely new narrative, shifting the perspective from the boundaries of the battlefield to inside the interrogation room. The book demonstrates how the Korean War evolved from a fight over territory to one over human interiority and the individual human subject, forging the template for the US wars of intervention that would predominate during the latter half of the twentieth centu ... More

Keywords: Korean War, Korean peninsula, thirty-eighth parallel, interrogation, military conflict, brainwashing, interrogator, prisoner of war, prisoners of war, modern warfare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691166223
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691166223.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Kim, author
New York University

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