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South Korea: textbook debate

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole puts together debate related to a novel used as an English text in U.S. middle schools which contains description of abuse and rape of Japanese by Koreans during the closing stage of Japanese imperialism: And for the record, I have no idea how many American schools are using the book, but it does seem like a rather odd choice—even if the history presented in the book were true, I doubt very strongly that middle school kids—especially American ones—could appreciate the complexity of the period, especially if it's being presented in a biased way.

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