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Pear Blossom Girl and Lotus Pond Boy – Jin Lee, Part 2

This time we continue to look at Kyung-sook Shin’s historical novel, Jin Lee (신경숙의《리진》). Chapter 1 of Part 1 introduces the characters and the general situation of Jin Lee going by steamship to France with her fiancé Collin de Plancy … Continue reading

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The 9th Annual Silk Screen Asian Film Festival – April 25th through May 4th, 2014

This year’s 9th annual Silk Screen Asian Film Festival will kick off in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 25th with a Red Carpet Gala culture and costume party. This event includes a jazz performance, a live auction, ethnic food and dance, … Continue reading

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The Ramen of Love – Flower Boy Ramen Shop, Part 5

This time we will finish our discussion of Minyeong Lee’s Flower Boy Ramen Shop (이민영의 “꽃미남 라면가게”). In the remaining section of the novel, President Cha, Chisu’s father, talks over with his aide how Chisu is now working a part-time … Continue reading

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The Volleyball Spike and Forms of Condolences – The Flower Boy Ramen Shop, Part 4

Continuing with chapter 2, Eunbi Yang’s student teaching job at the boys’ school doesn’t work out so well. When she teaches her first gym class, she is unnerved by the proximity of all of the young men during their basketball … Continue reading

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The Bell Tarot Card – Flower Boy Ramen Shop, Part 3

This time we will start to look at the story of Minyeong Lee’s Flower Boy Ramen Shop (이민영의 “꽃미남 라면가게”). Of course, reading a book that has been adapted into a TV show allows for a much deeper encounter with … Continue reading

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The Ramen of Destiny – Flower Boy Ramen Shop, Part 2

Before we look at the storyline of the novel that is our focus for the current series, Minyeong Lee’s Flower Boy Ramen Shop (이민영의 “꽃미남 라면가게”), here is the TV series version of the book [mild language warning]: http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4044/Flower_Boy_Ramen_Shop/ I’m … Continue reading

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The Historical Roots of the “Flower Boys” – Flower Boy Ramen Shop

The next book we are going to discuss is Minyeong Lee’s romantic comedy Flower Boy Ramen Shop (이민영의 “꽃미남 라면가게”) from South Korea. The book is available in the original Korean here, and I am not aware of any English … Continue reading

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Hangjung Mallok – Part 4: The Memoir of 1802

The third memoir of Lady Hyegyǒng was written in 1802 and was addressed to her grandson King Sunjo in the hopes that Sunjo would fulfill her late son Jǒngjo’s wish that she and Sado be honored as his true parents. … Continue reading

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Hangjung Mallok – Part 3: The Memoir of 1801

The second memoir of Lady Hyegyǒng was written primarily to protest the execution of her uncle Inhan Hong, who was accused of opposing Jǒngjo’s regency in 1776, and the execution of her brother Nagim Hong, who was accused of being … Continue reading

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