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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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Singing Soldiers and the Opera Guild – The Scholars, Part 4

Starting with chapter 24, The Scholars shifts gears and turns to describe the Ming capital city of Nanking. We are introduced to actor Wen-ching Pao and the situation of opera guilds in the city. During the Ming Dynasty, Nanking was … Continue reading

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Swirling Incense and Sword Dancing – The Scholars, Part 3

Starting around chapter 8 through at least chapter 13, The Scholars begins to center on Prefect Chu’s grandson, Hsien-fu Chu, and his circle of family and friends, including Prefect Chu’s nephews, Chan Lou and Feng Lou. The Chu family is … Continue reading

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Book Burning and Exam Hell – The Scholars, Part 2

Starting in chapter two, The Scholars is set in the Ming Dynasty, specifically in the reign of Emperor Chenghua (1447-1487). This is over 100 years later than Mian Wang in chapter one. Even though Jingzi Wu was using the Ming … Continue reading

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