ASIAN 420 - Korean Literature in Translation
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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For much of the twentieth century, literature was at the very forefront of progressive intellectual discourses in Korea, and provided the heated battleground for social and political contestations. In this class, we will read major works of modern Korean fiction in English translation and explore the place of the writer in Korean society. Central to this exploration is the theme of modernity; rather than take modernity as given, we will ask what other modalities of human life and systems of understanding it has replaced. Topics of discussion will include tradition and nativism; migration and nostalgia; imperialist, nationalist and communist ideologies; urban space and culture; gender politics; changing conceptions of private life and aesthetics of commitment. To enrich our understanding of fictional texts, we will chart major literary debates in modern Korea and situate them within shifting political climates.

ASIAN 420 - Korean Literature in Translation
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 188544527X
Yi kwang-su and modern Korean literature, Muj?ng, Author: Ann Sung-hi Lee, Publisher: East Asia Program, Cornell Uni 2005
ISBN: 1931243697
Your paradise, Author: Yi Ch??ng-jun ; translated by, Publisher: Green Integer 2004
ISBN: 0824831012
The dwarf, Author: Cho Se-h?i ; translated by Bru, Publisher: University of Hawai?i Press 2007
ISBN: 1583227512
The guest, Author: Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by, Publisher: Seven Stories Press 1st trade 2007
ISBN: 1563241722
Peace under heaven, Author: Ch?ae Man-sik ; translated by, Publisher: M.E. Sharpe 1993
ISBN: 023114296X
There a petal silently falls : three stories, Author: by Ch'oe Yun ; translated by B, Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
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