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Prisoners and Propaganda: WW2 POWs in Colonial Seoul

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Matt VanVolkenburg is an MA student at the University of Seattle in Washington and the long-time host of the prolific blog 'Gusts of Popular Feeling', which recently celebrated it's 10th year of analysis on Korean society, history, urban space, film and current events. 

In this conversation, he recounts the story of how Japanese military successes in Singapore and Malaysia in 1942 led to the capture of an estimated 135,000 Allied soldiers, many of whom were imprisoned in colonial Seoul. 

This conversation was recorded in Hongdae in May, 2015.

Music on this episode: Kim Choo-ja and Shin Jung-hyun's '????' (1969)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VrbHeGtOvc

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