Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins University
336 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
I examined the ways in which the Korean War is officially remembered in the United States, South Korea, and China: monuments and museum exhibits in each of these countries. I found that the Korean War is significantly more important in both China and Korea than it is in the United States. Additionally, I researched ways in which the “Forgotten” War has a military, political, and cultural legacy that goes unremarked in everyday life. The concept of “brainwashing,” the decision to use North Korean and Chinese torture methods on suspected terrorists, and the current military code of conduct are all part of this legacy.