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A Scandal Arises When a Wayward Slave Seduces a Young Widow – Martyr’s Country, Part 1

For this year’s first foreign language selection, I have decided on Dowon Park’s Martyr’s Country (박도원의”순교자의 나라”), which is a four volume historical epic from 2007, probably about a thousand pages total.  We’ll see how far I can get through … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Online Korean Studies Certification Program

As we begin a new year, I have a new project that I’m launching that I hope you’ll find as exciting as I do.  I was thinking about my knowledge base and how I can expand my reach with that … Continue reading

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The Marriage Proposal and the Mysterious Rescuer – Mujŏng (The Heartless), Part 3

This post will wrap up our look at Kwang-su Yi’s novella Mujŏng (The Heartless).  As the old woman and Hyŏng-sik race to P’yŏngyang  to stop Yŏng-ch’ae from committing suicide, Hyŏng-sik remember how he was nearly raped by a group of … Continue reading

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A Video Book Reading of The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak

Since I was all dressed up for the holiday, I decided to record a few videos of me reading my award winning novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak.  These are the first videos I’ve ever made, so my apologies … Continue reading

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A Kisaeng from P’yŏngyang Disrupts a School – Mujŏng (The Heartless), Part 1

For my final series of 2016, I want to cover another East Asian classic, this time Korea’s Mujŏng (The Heartless), a novella written by Kwang-su Yi. Mujŏng was serialized in 1917, and it runs about 270 pages. You can purchase … Continue reading

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Mice Are Nibbling On My Dream – Suspicious Maids, Part 1

Today we’re going to start our look at a really intriguing South Korean novel, Suspicious Maids, by Jingyu Park (박진규의”수상한 식모들” ). This 2005 novel is about 330 pages long with 28 chapters, and it has a rather surreal feel, … Continue reading

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The Fox Sister, A Webcomic

For the final Literati Corner post for 2015, I will finish with a cool webcomic set in South Korea, The Fox Sister. You can read it from the beginning here: http://thefoxsister.com/?id=1 After some digging around, I discovered the authors are … Continue reading

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Mai’s Dream of the Secret Room – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 4

This time we finish our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). Chapter 6 begins with another report from Madoka Mori to Shibuya’s research team. They conclude that Mr. Atsugi didn’t leave the house when he disappeared. … Continue reading

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A Séance By Candlelight – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 3

This time we continue our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). Chapter 4 is when things really start to get good. That night at 9PM, everyone gathers in a little room near the dining room, and … Continue reading

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The Rambling House & A Few Mysterious Disappearances – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 2

This time we continue our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). I went back and looked at a few episodes of the anime covering this story arc, and it goes very fast and cuts out a … Continue reading

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