The Passing Perils of Korean Hunting: Zainichi Literature Remembers the Kantō Earthquake Korean Massacres

  title={The Passing Perils of Korean Hunting: Zainichi Literature Remembers the Kantō Earthquake Korean Massacres},
  author={Andre Haag},
  journal={Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature \& Culture},
  pages={257 - 299}
  • Andre Haag
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture
“Never forget the Great Kantō Earthquake” (Kantō daishinsai o wasureruna). This talismanic phrase animates the body of passing narratives of violence and fear that I will explore here. There are abundant reasons to remember the 7.9-magnitude catastrophe that destroyed the greater Tokyo region on September 1, 1923, and to memorialize its one hundred thousand victims. As the aphorism goes, “disaster strikes when it’s forgotten” (tensai wa wasureta koro ni yatte kuru). Yet, the command “Never… 


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