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Peace Under Heaven

About the E-Books

Author
Chae Man-Sik
Co-Author
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Translator
Kyung-Ja Chun
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Published Year
2015
Country
UNITED KINGDOM (England)
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
Original Title
태평천하
Romanization of Original
Taepyeongcheonha
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9781317463122
Page
-
Series
OVERDRIVE READ

About the Author

  • Chae Man-Sik
  • Birth : 1902 ~ 1950
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Man-Sik
  • Family Name : Ch'ae
  • Korean Name : 채만식
  • ISNI : 0000000108825128
  • Works : 24
About the Original Work
  • 태평천하
  • Author : Chae Man-Sik
  • Published Year : 1948
  • English Title : Peace Under Heaven
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Originally published in Seoul in 1938, soon after the outbreak of the Pacific War, "Peace Under Heaven" is a satirical novel centering on the household of a Korean landlord during the Japanese colonial occupation. Master Yun, embodying the traditional ambitions of a standard Korean paterfamilias, by being projected fast forward into a modern urban environment, caricatures the increasing irrelevance of Confucian mores to 20th-century social reality. Depicting the anomic lives of the Yun household in colonial Seoul, Chase Man-Sik, one of modern Korea's best-known writers, uses black comedy to underscore the collapse of ritualistic traditional values in the face of capitalist modernisation. The decadence of the nouveau riche pseudo-aristocrat Master Yun is interwoven with insights into the customary bases of oppression of Korean women into the self-deceptions underlying collaboration by Koreans with the Japanese oppressor. The savage hilarity of Chae's style lends force and historical relevance to his insight into the attitudes of the milieu in which his narrative is set.

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