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    5 Korean American Creatives Share Their Writing Habits

    U.S.A
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    May 22, 2019
    Writers Nicole Chung, Andrew Ahn, R.O. Kwon, Don Lee, and Karen Chee reveal their creative processes.
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    Breaking My Own Silence

    U.S.A
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    May 20, 2019
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    母亲的形象与新世纪韩国文学

    China
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    May 23, 2019
    韩国当代文学中的父亲与母亲形象,常常具有特定的指涉,在很多时候,父亲象征着半岛的国族史,而母亲则象征着半岛的受难史。不过,进入21世纪后,在韩国政治渐趋稳定,经济持续快速发展,个人平均国民生产总值突破了两万美元的同时,年轻人逐渐产生出对个人的强烈渴望,以及与“国家民族”“父亲母亲”为代表的前现代共同体切割的欲望。
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    亚洲文学地图之东亚:被发现的与被遮蔽的

    China
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    May 20, 2019
    韩国与中国同属汉字文化圈,在传统上有着密切的文字交流。而近现代历史的相关和相似,也让中韩分享着相近的现当代文学史进程,更深入的彼此关注与了解是可以期待的。近几年,韩国作家的作品在国际奖项上表现突出,而新一代韩国作家对都市生活和现代人心理的呈现,也可能让年轻的中国读者寻得共鸣。
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    Was wir lesen - und Obama auch

    Germany
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    May 19, 2019
    Beim Spiel an einem Pachinko, den in Japan beliebten Glückspielautomaten, müssen die Spieler mit Faktoren rechnen, die außerhalb ihrer Kontrolle liegen - wie im richtigen Leben. Wohl auch deshalb hat die in Südkorea geborene Autorin Min Jin Lee ihr Buch im Original "Pachinko" genannt - ein weitaus...
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    Novel “At Dusk” explores human toll of South Korea’s rapid modernization

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    May 9, 2019
    In his recent novel At Dusk, celebrated author Hwang Sok-yong explores the human toll of South Korea’s rapid modernization. His story provides a glimpse into the lives of two Seoul-ites: Park Minwoo, a prominent architect, and Jung Woohee, a struggling playwright. Through the lens of Seoul’s urban...
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    Nicole Chung finds new territory in adoption stories told through her own eyes as the adoptee

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    Author Nicole Chung (left) onstage with executive director of Spark Central Brooke Matson during a Northwest Passages event for Chung at the Bing Crosby Theater on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Chung’s debut memoir is titled “All You Can Ever Know” and centers on family and growing up in a trans-racial...
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    Nicole Chung finds new territory in adoption stories told through her own eyes as the adoptee

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    Author Nicole Chung (left) onstage with executive director of Spark Central Brooke Matson during a Northwest Passages event for Chung at the Bing Crosby Theater on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Chung’s debut memoir is titled “All You Can Ever Know” and centers on family and growing up in a trans-racial...
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    Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim’s book “Love for Imperfect Things” shows a path toward compassion for and acceptance of oneself

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    May 12, 2019
    Despite having over a million Twitter followers and being an international bestselling author, Haemin Sunim is a somewhat unknown figure in the U.S. He is a Korean monk known as the “Twitter monk” or “mega monk” that rose to fame after he started publishing bite-sized pieces of wisdom acquired...
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    Das Unheimliche im Vertrauten – ein früher Roman der Koreanerin Han Kang probt den Ausbruch aus dem Kerker des Leibes

    Switzerland
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    May 11, 2019
    Mit ihrem preisgekrönten Roman «Die Vegetarierin» ist die koreanische Schriftstellerin Han Kang zu einem internationalen Star geworden. Der deutsche Verlag nutzt die Welle des Erfolgs und legt den frühen Roman «Deine kalten Hände» vor. Dieser gemahnt an die literarische Schule von E. T. A. Hoffmann.

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