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Sheila Miyoshi Jager is chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. Her articles have appeared in such prestigious publications as the Journal of Asian Studies, New Literary History, Public Culture and Japan Focus. Her first book on Korean nationalism was “Narratives of Nation Building in Korea: A Genealogy of Patriotism. She followed that with “Ruptured Histories: War, Memory and the Post-Cold War in Asia,” which explores how the major East Asian states have undergone a profound reassessment of their experiences from World War II to Vietnam following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Her new book focuses on a topic much in the news. “Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea” (W.W. Norton) is a military, political and cultural history of the war, seen as spanning from 1945 to the present, and its global impact told from the American, North and South Korean, Soviet-Russian and Chinese perspectives.

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Sheila Miyoshi Jager

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