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Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 22:01:11 -0400
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From: Leibo, Steven A. <leibo@cnsvax.albany.edu>
Subject: H-ASIA: Conscripted Labor in Japan

From: wdsmith <wdsmith@u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: H-ASIA: Conscripted Labor in Japan (reply)

From: Donald Smith
University of Washington

Conscripted Labor in Japan

By Donald Smith, University of Washington, 27 September 1998

The most detailed published account in English of Korean forced labor is probably Michael Weiner,_Race and Migration in Imperial Japan_ $B!! (B(London and New York: Routledge, 1994), pp. 187-208, but the following works also contain at least fragmentary information. The literature on this topic in Korean and Japanese is, of course, voluminous. At the risk of self-promotion, I will add that my forthcoming dissertation on Korean coal mining labor in Japan contains two chapters on forced wartime labor.

W. Donald Smith
University of Washington

Cohen, Jerome B. _Japan's Economy in War and Reconstruction._ Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1949.

Cook, Haruko Taya and Theodore F. _Japan at War: an Oral History._ New York: The New Press, 1992.

De Vos, George, and Changsoo Lee, eds. _Koreans in Japan: Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation._ (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1981).

Dower, John.. _Japan in War & Peace._ New York: The New Press, 1993.

--------. _War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War._ New York: Pantheon, 1986.

Mitchell, Richard H. _The Korean Minority in Japan._ Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1967.

Tong, Kurt W. Korea's Forgotten Atomic Bomb Victims. _Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars,_ Vol. 23, No. 1 (1991), p. 31-37.

Wagner, Edward W. _The Korean Minority in Japan, 1904-1950. _ New York: International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations, 1951