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The Record of the Black Dragon Year

About the Books

Author
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Co-Author
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Translator
Peter H. Lee
Publisher
University of Hawaii Press
Published Year
2000
Country
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Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > Joseon Dynasty
Original Title
임진록
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
Romanization of Original
Imjinnok
ISBN
8971550503
Page
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About the Original Work
  • 임진록
  • Author : Unknown
  • Published Year : -
  • English Title : The Record of the Black Dragon Year
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  • English(English)

The Imjin nok, or Record of the Black Dragon Year, is the first popular tale inspired by the Japanese invasion of Korea between 1592 and 1598. As a collection of folk narratives clustered around major events and characters, it exists in some forty manuscript and printed versions, long and short, in the vernacular and literary Chinese. Peter H. Lee provides the first accurate and readable translation of this cultural text in English.In the Introduction, Lee traces the rise of popular storytelling in late Chosen times, analyzes ten recurrent motifs shared by the most extant versions in the vernacular, and firsthand eyewitness accounts of Korean captives in Japan along with similar accounts of the war in the records of dream journeys and kasa poetry.