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Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Josphine Nock-Hee Park


Cold War Friendships explores the plight of the Asian ally of the American wars in Korea and Vietnam. Enlisted into proxy warfare, this figure is not a friend, but a “friendly,” a wartime convenience enlisted to serve a superpower. It is through this deeply unequal relation, however, that the Cold War friendly secures her own integrity and insists upon her place in the neocolonial imperium. This study reads a set of highly enterprising wartime subjects who make their way to the United States via difficult attachments. American forces ventured into newly postcolonial Korea and Vietnam, both plu ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Asian American studies, Korean War, Vietnam War, friend, enemy

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190257668
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josphine Nock-Hee Park, author
Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

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