Korean Military Brides: Background information when reading The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On

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The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On

by Franny Choi

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The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On by Franny Choi
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Korean Military Brides

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Franny Choi's The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On delves into how Korean women were treated before, during and after the Korean War, as well as the generational trauma and isolation resulting from this treatment. One aspect of this is the experience of military brides, or Korean women who married members of the American military stationed in the country during or after the war. Despite the horrors some of these women may have experienced or feared in Korea, including economic hardship and sexual violence, there is a significant amount of difficulty that comes with fleeing one's homeland for marriage in a foreign country. In many accounts of Korean military bride history, the actual lives of individual women are not present in the narrative. Because of this, I would like to highlight the experiences of some Korean women who were military brides or tried to become military brides.

Many women who have been open to sharing their stories are heard in Beyond the Shadow of ...

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