Readings in Korean
"Readings from Asia" highlights significant recent scholarship published in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese, in order to bring it to the attention of a wider, international readership. This issue of Cross-Currents features a review by Yerim Kim (Yonsei University) of a new title in Korean. Kim suggests that Imagined America by Sei-jin Chang offers a shift of scholarly attention by viewing the U.S. as a construct created by responding agents, rather than as a bounded entity. This perspective, Kim notes, is especially useful when probing South Korea-U.S. relations at the level of culture—more specifically, when examining not the nature of their relations but the kind of imaginary actions that came forth as a result of their relations.