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    Korean Prisoners of War in the Honouliuli Internment Camp, 1943-1946
    (Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2015-11)
    Honouliuli, near the town of Waipahu on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, is best known as a World War II internment camp for Japanese Americans. The camp also was the home of approximately 2,700 Korean prisoners of war from 1943 to 1945. These were largely non-combatant civilian laborers who had been forced to work for the war effort by the Japanese colonial government in Korea and were captured during the Pacific islands campaign. This document is based on a list published as an attachment to the December 15, 1945, issue of a newsletter produced in the camp titled Free Press Korean for Liberated Korea (자유한인보). It was transcribed from a copy of the newsletter in the National Archives of Korea and romanized versions of the names added by Juhee Lee.
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    The Writings of Henry Cu Kim: Autobiography with Commentaries on Syngman Rhee, Pak Yong-man, and Chong Sun-man by Henry C. Kim
    (University of Hawaii Press, 1987) Suh, Dae-Sook
    Henry Cu Kim (1889-1967) was a remarkable man. He was one of the first Koreans to come to the United States at the turn of the century, seeking an education, and when Korea was annexed by Japan in 1910 he began a fight against the Japanese for the cause of Korean independence that lasted until the country was liberated at the end of the Second World War. He was one of the leaders of the Korean independence movement in the United States, and he headed the Korean Commission for Europe and the United States for three years, from 1926 to 1929. However, unlike some of his friends and colleagues who survived the struggle and returned to Korea to assume leadership positions, Henry remained in the United States and abstained from participating in the politics of a divided Korea.
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    Koreans in Honolulu Newspapers, 1903-1945
    ( 2013-01-10) Palmer, Brandon
    This is an index of articles on Koreans and Korea found in Hawai‘i’s two largest newspapers, the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star Bulletin, from 1903 to 1945. The index will provide valuable assistance to those seeking to gain a better understanding of the two most popular topics on Koreans in America, those being the Korean independence movement in America and Korean American churches. It is hoped that this index will open new avenues into the study of Koreans in Hawai‘i. This index provides a look into the lifestyles, development, and evolution the Koreans who lived in the Islands during the first half of the twentieth century. It should be noted that these news articles were often the only contact between the Koreans and other races. As such, it will contribute worthwhile information on lesser studied issues such as crime, race relations, and so forth. The index was compiled from the microfilmed copies of the two newspapers by a single graduate student over the course of two and a half years (1998–2000). The years 1903 to 1945 were searched day by day and page by page for any article related to Korea in general, but most specifically for Koreans in Hawai‘i. In an effort to strike a balance between speed and efficiency, the article titles were scanned for words that could possibly be related to Asia, Korea, or Koreans. If a word within the title was surmised to be remotely related to this topic, the text of the article was read. Thus, in all likelihood, there are a number of articles that are not included because the titles gave no indication that the text was relevant. Work began on this index without foreknowledge that the project would evolve into an Internet resource. Because of this shortsightedness, the general user may encounter several inconveniences that should be noted. First, there is an unevenness to the citations. For example, some citations lack page numbers and citations are listed as mere dates appended to articles on the same subject. Second, a number of citations have dates or abbreviated titles that follow entries. These dates refer to other articles on the same topic. And finally, only a small number of articles have short summaries of their content. And finally, there are a limited number of citations for the post 1945 era. These are articles are from the microfilm collection known as the “newspaper morgue,” which can be found in the University of Hawai‘i Hamilton Library or the Hawai‘i State Library. These articles are filed according to subject or individual. The morgue is far from comprehensive, but offers a reasonable starting point. The index is set up in a simple manner. It offers the article title and date. Some citations contain a page number, summaries of the article content, or dates of related articles.
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    Hawai'i Contributors to the Defense of An Chunggŭn, 1909-1910
    (Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2004-06) Murabayashi, Duk Hee Lee ; Sung, Vivian ; Oh, Hyun-Jee
    On October 26, 1909, An Chunggŭn assassinated Itō Hirobumi, the former Japanese resident general of Korea, in Harbin, China. An was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death by a Japanese court and executed on March 26 (March 25 in Hawai‘i), 1910, in Ruisoon prison in China. When Koreans in Hawai‘i heard about the assassination of Itō and An’s trial, they collected funds for his defense from December 1909 through March 1910. During that four-month period, 1,595 Koreans contributed $2,921 (equivalent to $60,000 in 2001) in donations of 25 cents to $15. The list of donors is included in Daedong wein An Chunggŭn jon (Biography of the Great An Chunggŭn), which was published in August 1911 in Honolulu.
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    Korean Ministerial Appointments to Hawaii Methodist Churches
    (Center for Korean Studies, School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2001-10) Murabayashi, Duk Hee Lee
    This list of ministerial appointments was compiled from Official Minutes of Annual Session of the Hawaii Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church (present United Methodist Church) for the corresponding years (the name of the Conference changed subsequently). A minister’s known affiliated church in Korea prior to 1912 is included in parentheses. From 1962, a minister’s appointment to a church with other than a Korean congregation is noted in parentheses.