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After Several Lives in the Sea of Suffering She Had Purified the Waves – Journey to the West, Part 2

Now that I am finished working on my Korean textbook, I can catch up on the Literati corner as well.  This post will cover volume 2 of Journey to the West in my edition, which includes chapters 16 through 33.  … Continue reading

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The Search for Hidden Heretics in the Joseon Royal Court – Martyr’s Country, Part 8

I am covering more of volume 3 from the 4 volume series of Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의 ”순교자의 나라”)  this time, and this will be the last installment of the series after all.   Chapter 3 continues with Inspector Kyechang … Continue reading

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The Police Bureau Officer and the Buddhist Mourners – Martyr’s Country, Part 7

This post I’m reading more of volume 3 of Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의 ”순교자의 나라”)  and continuing to add some extra information from the manga that covers the life of Jeong Hasang among other figures. Chapter 4 of part … Continue reading

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A Yangban Scoundrel Meets a Beautiful Catechist – Martyr’s Country, Part 6

We’re starting volume 3 of Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의 ”순교자의 나라”)  this time, and we have a new fictional character that becomes the center of the action right away.   The year is 1839 now, the gihae year of the … Continue reading

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Spring Schedule of Author Appearances

As spring kicks into high gear, I will be speaking and appearing at a few upcoming events around town. First up, on May 24th at 7PM, I will be giving my presentation “‘Godzilla, Monster Movies, and Toho Studios” at the … Continue reading

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When An Egg Was Turned Into A Monkey To Complete the Great Way – Journey to the West, Part 1

This year, my Literati Corner selection will be Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en.   I will be splitting it into six parts that will be reviewed in posts between each of my regularly scheduled series.  This novel is at … Continue reading

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A Stadium Monophony and a Golden Fish – La Corda D’Oro , Part 3

  This time I will finish our series on  La Corda D’oro: I Can Do It For Your Sake by Megumi Fujino (藤野恵美の” 金色のコルダ:君のためにできること”).  Let me start off by posting a few of the really cute, manga-style drawings from the … Continue reading

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The First Score: A Lullaby for You – La Corda D’Oro , Part 1

    When I started this blog in 2013, I had the thought that I’d try to avoid books based on TV shows and video games, but after reading My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox last year, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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The Grass Which He Reaps For His Pillow Reaps No Dreams – Tale of Genji, Part 2

This post is part two of this year’s main Literati Corner series focusing on the mammoth Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku.  It covers chapters 10 through 21.  Reading assignments and study questions can be found … Continue reading

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Reality Has No More Substance Than The Lucent Dream –– Tale of Genji, Part 1

For the Literati Corner 2016, I’ve selected the mammoth Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku. I’m reading the 1976 translation by Edward G. Seidensticker; you can buy a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Genji-Everymans-Library-Classics-Contemporary/dp/0679417389/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1450032933&sr=8-2 Of course, readers can use … Continue reading

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