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South Korea

Migrant and immigrant labor

A chapter detailing South Korea's transition into a subempire that has transformed other Asians into a transnationalized labor force for South Korean capital.

Yanggongju as an allegory of the nation: Images of working-class women in popular and radical texts

Hyun Sook Kim's essay examining representations of working-class South Korean sex workers for U.S. military in popular and radical texts, both of which fix the identities of the women as "bad"/"good" and treat the female body as a metaphorical map of the Korean nation.

Published in Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism (2012).

Anarchism and culture in colonial Korea: "Minjung" revolution, mutual aid, and the appeal of nature

Sunyoung Park's research into anarchism's influence in South Korea during the period of Japanese occupation.

Anarchism in Korea: independence, transnationalism, and the question of national development, 1919-1984

Korean anarchists, early 20th century

A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea by Dongyoun Hwang. This book provides a history of anarchism in Korea and challenges conventional views of Korean anarchism as merely part of nationalist ideology, situating the study within a wider East Asian regional context.

Sex work organisation in the global south

Sex workers protest in India

An overview by Gregor Gall of sex workers' organising and unionisation efforts in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Workers and students - Hagen Koo

A chapter on the alliances and solidarity between South Korean industrial workers and radical students in the 1970s and '80s.

A journey to Seoul - Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi's impressions of Seoul upon his visit to South Korea. Gratefully replicated from his book Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide (2015).

Interview: the situation of left communism today

Loren Goldner's interview with the Korean Socialist Workers' Newspaper Group (SaNoShin), November-December 2007.

Japan's wartime use of colonial labour: Taiwan and Korea (1937-45)

A thesis detailing the extent of the exploitation of colonial labourers of Taiwanese and Korean origin as Japan mobilised for war, the conditions of the workers and their resistance.

Fragmentoj pri la sekso-laboristo movado

Notoj pri la kondiĉo de seks-laboristoj en Koreio.