English Translation by Chun Kyung-ja: ME Sharpe, 1993. Originally published as 태평천하 in 1938 An entertaining comedy chronicling a day or so in the life of a lecherous, foul-mouthed nouveau riche landlord. It captures a snapshot of Seoul under Japanese colonial occupation, but the Japanese impinge very little on the narrative. The book has larger […]
- Hwang Sok-yong (황석영): The Shadow of Arms tr Chun Kyung-ja, Seven Stories Press 2014
- Hwang Sok-yong (황석영): The Guest tr Chun Kyung-ja, Maya West, Seven Stories Press 2005
- Anthology: The Voice of the Governor General and Other Stories of Modern Korea ed Kim Uchang, Chun Kyung-ja, Eastbridge 2002
- Chae Mansik (채만식): Peace Under Heaven tr Chun Kyung-ja, M.E. Sharpe 1993
(Seven Stories, 2005) Translated by Chun Kyung-ja and Maya West Originally published as 손님, Seoul 2001 The Guest of the title is an unwelcome foreigner: originally applied to smallpox, it is used by extension to cover the cultural imports of communism and Christianity. The theme of the book is that until the ghosts of the […]
Hwang Sok-yong reads from his novel ‘The Guest’ 14 December 2005, 5pm – 7pm SOAS Kalili Lecture Theatre To celebrate the publication of his novel The Guest by Seven Stories Press, Hwang Sok-yong will be reading from the novel and answering questions at SOAS.