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  • The Man I Met in the Lock UpKim Sa-ryang

    Kim Sa-ryang(1914 – 1950)’s real name is Shi-chang and he was born in 1914 in Pyeongyang, South Pyeongan Province. Kim’s literary activities started after his enrollment at Tokyo National University when he was studying German literature. In 1936, he published his first piece, “Toseongnang” which...
  • Clear CommandmentsKim Dong-In

    Kim Dong-in (1900 – 1951), together with Yi Kwang-su, is one of early modern Korean literature’s representative writers of “pure” fiction. His debut work “The Sorrow of the Weak,” which appeared in the journal Changjo (Creation) in 1919, is considered the first Korean short story to focus in...
  • Our Toes Are AlikeKim Dong-In

    Kim Dong-in (1900 – 1951), together with Yi Kwang-su, is one of early modern Korean literature’s representative writers of “pure” fiction. His debut work “The Sorrow of the Weak,” which appeared in the journal Changjo (Creation) in 1919, is considered the first Korean short story to focus in...
  • The Human ArachnidKye Yong-muk

    Kye Yong-muk (1904 - 1961), was born Ha Tae-yong on September 8, 1904, in Seoncheon, Pyeonganbuk-do, Korea. He attended Whimoon Normal School (present day Whimoon High School), and began his literary pursuits alongside the pioneers of modern Korean literature, including authors such as Yom Sang-...
  • Like a Chicken on a Folding ScreenKye Yong-muk

    Kye Yong-muk (1904 - 1961), was born Ha Tae-yong on September 8, 1904, in Seoncheon, Pyeonganbuk-do, Korea. He attended Whimoon Normal School (present day Whimoon High School), and began his literary pursuits alongside the pioneers of modern Korean literature, including authors such as Yom Sang-...
  • Counting StarsKye Yong-muk

    Kye Yong-muk (1904 - 1961), was born Ha Tae-yong on September 8, 1904, in Seoncheon, Pyeonganbuk-do, Korea. He attended Whimoon Normal School (present day Whimoon High School), and began his literary pursuits alongside the pioneers of modern Korean literature, including authors such as Yom Sang-...
  • Mother and ChildKang Kyung-ae

    Kang Kyung-ae (1906 – 1944) was a leading writer, feminist, and labor activist during the colonial era. After publishing her short story “Broken Strings” in the Chosun Ilbo newspaper in 1931, she migrated to Gando, a.k.a. Jiandao in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture of northern China. As a...
  • HarbinLee Hyoseok

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    Lee Hyoseok’s works are generally categorized as having three tendencies: the tendency of the “fellow traveler,” eroticism, and xenophilia. “Harbin” is the leading work from his later years. This short story reveals the problematic circumstances around the 1940s and Lee’s assessment of his own self...
  • The FarmersCho Myung-hee

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    2013
    Cho Myung-hee is a representative writer of the Japanese colonial period who followed the communist ideologies of KAPF (Korean Federation of Proletarian Art) and fiercely depicted in literature the dark reality of farm life in those days. “The Farmers” is one of his representative stories. It...
  • Frozen FishCh'ae Man-Sik

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    2013
    Ch'ae Man-Sik is considered to be one of the most emblematic novelists of the Japanese colonial period in Korea. He produced works that authentically showcased the social realities and conflicts of the time. The title Frozen Fish depicts Joseon intellectuals that were unable to live autonomous...
  • Transgressor of the NationCh'ae Man-Sik

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    2013
    Ch'ae Man-Sik is considered to be one of the most emblematic novelists of the Japanese colonial period in Korea. He produced works that authentically showcased the social realities and conflicts of the time. Transgressor of the Nation is a novella that was serialized in the magazine, Baik Min, from...
  • HomeHyun Jin-geon

    “Home,” which came out in 1926, is a concise portrait of colonial Korea. This short work summarizes Korea of the 1920s, when the Japanese Empire’s colonial exploitation of the peninsula had reached its full stride, by focusing on one unique character. The narrator is seated in a train car with a...

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