The Korea Times English Edition

The Korea Times is one of a handful of Korean-language and English-language platforms that provides Korean, American, and local news in several cities, including Los Angeles. In the days and years after Sa I Gu, K.W. Lee, then editor of The Korea Times English Edition (KTEE), and his team provided powerful and important narratives that were rarely covered in mass media. The articles shared here built a bridge between a heavily immigrant and non-English speaking community and the younger Korean American generation, as well as non-Korean communities. Their reporting and opinion pieces captured how Sa I Gu was experienced by the Korean American community in Los Angeles, as well as how the community changed as a result.

Amerasia Journal

To reflect on the impact that the L.A. civil unrest has had over the past 30 years, Amerasia Journal has collected a set of writings we have published on the event and its aftermath. Through the past three decades, a wide range of prominent public intellectuals, journalists, legal experts, and scholars of different backgrounds and interests have shared their impressions and research on how the civil unrest has shaped the social and cultural landscape of Los Angeles, as well as the way race is understood far beyond city limits. While many of the entries in this collection explore Korean American perspectives of what they commonly call Sa-I-Gu—which literally translates as 4/29, the date when unrest began—Amerasia Journal has also provided a forum to elaborate on the experiences of Black and Latino communities in the city.

This collection is sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC), the institutional home of Amerasia Journal since 1971. It was released in conjunction with this website and a future book on the subject.

KoreAm Journal

KoreAm Journal, which later became KoreAm Magazine, is a rare example of mainstream English-language ethnic community journalism, centered on transnational Korean American communities. Its content straddled Korean and Korean American culture and perspectives. Together, the articles collected here play a large role in documenting and representing the impact of Sa I Gu for the Korean American community.