Monday, February 25, 2008

Citation Bibliography Update

I have been updating the list of academic works that cite my writing during the last two days. The list is now up to 90 works of which 45 are books and 45 are journal articles and book chapters in collections. Most are in English, however, the list includes four works in German, three in Russian and one in Italian. Many of the citations are quite recent. A full eight of them are from 2007 and twelve from 2006. My first book is now over ten years old and still being cited in the literature.


chim said...

That must feel good. I just picked up your soviet ethnic cleansing book a few weeks ago and have been reading a chapter here and there as I go.

I would actually love to ask you a question relating to Korean ethnic cleansing if you ever had a chance.

J. Otto Pohl said...

Please feel free to write the question here in the comments.

chim said...

Well it is more of a Korean question than a Russian question, so I don't know if it is within the scope of your studies. The Russian liberation of Korea and the subsequent creation of a Korean communist state was an extremely factional ordeal. There was the Kim Il-sung faction, those that fought with the PRC and identified with a Chinese faction, native Korea faction, but also a Soviet Korean faction.

Everything I have read regarding the history of the Korean communist movement (at least in any significant depth) was written prior to the opening of Soviet archives and completely ignore how these forced deportations effected the Soviet Korean faction.

For the most part, there is a great deal of discussion of Soviet Korean communism in the late 1920s up until the early 1930s, especially relating to the Comintern, but the late 1930s is essentially ignored, and Soviet Korean communism isn't touched upon again until the mid-40s with the liberation of Korea, and the Soviet Korean communist involvement with the establishment of an independent Korean state.

Certainly the deportations effected Korean communism, but to what degree? How could the Korean communist movement, which often aligned itself with the Soviet Union, apologize for these deportations, especially within a liberated Korea?

And of course, any journal articles or book suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

J. Otto Pohl said...


Your inquiry is beyond the scope of my research. I know comparatively little about the history of Korea. I did a quick search on Jstor and did not find anything on the subject written after the opening of the Soviet archives. If I come across anything I will do a post on it.

chim said...

Thank's anyway. :)