On today’s Modern Notion Daily podcast, our guest is Arissa H. Oh, author of To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of International Adoption (Stanford University Press, June 2015). During the Korean War and the rise of “war orphans,” Americans began adopting Korean children in large numbers; that trend spiked in the 1980s. Oh explores the reasons why Korea became such a hub of adoption and the struggles faced by adopters and adoptees.
Music this hour:
- “Forgiven Not Forgotten” by Jahzzar, from the album Kuddelmuddel
- “Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within
- “wherever” by Jahzzar, from the album Sketches