So Far from the Bamboo Grove

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

Start Free Trial

Ideas for Reports and Papers

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 174

1. Gain some background to the Japanese- Korean relations during World War II. Do you think that Watkins realistically portrayed this situation in Korea or do you believe her account was biased?

Writing an essay?
Get a custom outline

Our Essay Lab can help you tackle any essay assignment within seconds, whether you’re studying Macbeth or the American Revolution. Try it today!

Start an Essay

2. Describe the different escape routes from Korea to Japan and outline some of the hardships the refugees may have faced along each route.

3. Discuss the Treaty of Portsmouth and outline its ramifications for families like Yoko's.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

4. Discuss the ways the Japanese controlled the Koreans and treated them as second- class citizens in their own country. Find instances from Watkins's book to support this.

5. Advance an argument for why the Japanese took control of Korea.

Homework Help

Latest answer posted December 18, 2008, 11:20 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

6. Describe some of the human rights violations Yoko witnessed on the escape route to Japan.

7. How did Hideyo's experience as a refugee differ from Yoko's? How was it different for men and for women?

8. Describe what Hideyo might have witnessed at the 38th parallel.

9. Choose another survival story from the related titles below. Compare and contrast Yoko's experience with the experience of one of the characters in these books.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Next

Topics for Discussion