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    The Underground Village

    England
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    2018
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Kang Kyeong-ae (1906-1944) was a Korean writer whose stories are remarkable for their rejection of colonialism, patriarchy, and ethnic nationalism during a period when such views were truly radical...
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    The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook shin

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    Jul 1, 2018

    Man Asian Literary Prize–winning Shin (The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness, 2015) alchemizes a brief mention in a French diplomat’s book about his turn-of-the-century Korean tenure into a gorgeous epic that seamlessly combines history and fiction to create a hybrid masterpiece...

     

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    Book Review: The Court Dancer

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    Aug 7, 2018

    In 1887, following the ratification of the France-Korea Treaty of 1886, Victor Collin de Plancy arrived in Seoul as the first French consul to Korea. An avid collector as well as a diplomat, Collin de Plancy never married, though Hippolyte Frandin (who succeeded Collin de Plancy as France’s...

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    The Court Dancer, by Kyung-Sook Shin

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    Jul 6, 2018

    Yi Jin, the protagonist of Kyung-Sook Shin’s lushly written The Court Dancer, is not just star-crossed in love. It seems like she’s star-crossed with history. As a court attendant to Empress Myeongseong, Yi Jin is witness to the turmoil Korea faced as it opened its borders to foreign powers...

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    Review: The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook Shin

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    Aug 5, 2018

    Kyung-sook Shin (author of Please Look After Mom) is a giant in the world of Korean literature, and rightly so. In fact, her own translator for this novel, the wonderful Anton Hur (check out our interview with him here), mentioned in an interview that her novel The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness is...

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    “The Court Dancer” by Kyung-Sook Shin

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    Aug 15, 2018

    The Court Dancer, the latest novel by Man Asian Literary Prize winner Kyung-Sook Shin, is likely destined to be read in several different ways. The first, and in some ways the most commercial, is as East-West romantic period fiction in the tradition of, say, Alessandro Baricco’s Silk or any...

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    “The Court Dancer” explores the tension experienced by a young Korean woman in France in the late 19th century

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    Nov 25, 2018
    An Introduction of Kyung Sook Shin's <Ther Court Dancer 리진>
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    Best Books of 2018 _ NPR

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    Nov 27, 2018
    Kyung-Sok Shin's <The Court Dancer 리진>, Hye-young Pyun's <City of Ash and Red 재와빨강>,selected NPR's Best Books of 2018 : A Novel
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    Maegan's Reviews :The Court Dancer

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    Sep 22, 2018
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    Erin's Reviews : The Court Dancer

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