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Kira Donnell
Korean Adoptee Poet, Scholar, and Activist
Korean Adoptee Poet, Scholar, and Activist
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Ethnic Studies and Counternarratives
My introduction to Asian American literature class just finished reading Dictee  by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.  In the midst of the budget crisis at SFSU's College of Ethnic Studies, we spent today creating our own counternarratives in the style of  Dictee .  T...
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India - Day 1
Post written by Amul: Cows, goats, overladen trucks, jeeps with 15 people riding in them, and the occasional camel drawn cart. These are the obstacles our driver faces as we make the 250 km journey from Delhi to Jaipur as we plan to spend the next two days ...
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Noryanjin Fish Market
A group of friends and I made the trip over to Seoul's fish market the other day.  It's a gigantic indoor market with hundreds of fish seller stalls.  It's open 24 hours a day, and every morning at about 3 am, they hold a wholesale fish auction that apparen...
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Walking the Beach
My Korean mother, sister, and I walk along the beach in their coastal hometown of Ulsan, and it reminds me of summer afternoons beachcombing the shores of Lake Michigan with my American mother and sister. I am struck by the magic of this moment, all the mir...
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Whale Museum
After visiting Gayoung and Jiyoung at Freedom Station yesterday afternoon, we went to Ulsan's Whale Museum on the recommendation of Gayoung. While Ulsan is the headquarters of Hyundai's manufacturing and hosts not only the largest automobile manufacturing p...
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Yangnyeong Market
A few photos from my wandering around a traditional food and herb market this afternoon. Garlic sellers A clever fish seller's "scarecrow," a swinging glove filled with water keeps flies away Images of the impromptu memorial that had been set up in front of...
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Being Kira
It's a little bit strange being Kira here in Korea. For the past few years, since reconnecting with my family, when I've come to Korea, I become Kyung Joo, who in some ways is much different from Kira. Kyung Joo is quieter, a bit more unsure of the world ar...
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Olivia learned some new tricks today!
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5/28/14
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