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  • Russia

Translation workshop on Korean literature

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    11/30/2015 to 12/01/2015
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LTI Korea organized a translation workshop at Russia’s Moscow State University from November 30 through December 1. Writer Lee Ho-cheol attended the workshop and also held a book reading.The workshop marked the end of the translation of Lee’s short story “Escape From Home” carried out by the students of the bachelor’s and master’s students of the Korean Studies Department led by Prof. Irina Kasatkina and Prof. Chung In-soon. At this occasion, Lee explained his literary world and his works with analogies with Russian literature thus helping the students to understand the story better and to improve their translations. Prof. Kasatkina announced that the fruit of their efforts would not simply end with the workshop but rather would lead to publication in the near future.

Lee participated in a book reading and Q&A session organized by LTI Korea to promote his book Southerners and Northerners, which was published in translation in Russia last year. The event was attended by Korean studies scholars, students and members of the public. The discussion centered on the division of the Korean peninsula as well the overall outlook of Korean literature.

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