Zainichi (lit. “residing in Japan”) Koreans are the largest diasporic community in Japan, and their writings comprise a diverse – and sometimes critically divisive – literary corpus. Despite the important role zainichi Korean writers have played in Japanese(-language) literary production, however, scholarship on their texts remains underrepresented in North America, not to mention within Japan itself. We have come together to envision new research on race/ethnicity, nationhood, empire, and diaspora through the study of zainichi literary texts, a body of work that deserves much more attention in academia than it has currently received.
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