Peace Under Heaven A Modern Korean Novel

Peace Under Heaven  A Modern Korean Novel

The savage hilarity of Chae's style lends force and historical relevance to his insight into the attitudes of the milieu in which his narrative is set.

Author: Man-Sik Chae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317463122

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Originally published in Seoul in 1938, soon after the outbreak of the Pacific War, "Peace Under Heaven" is a satirical novel centering on the household of a Korean landlord during the Japanese colonial occupation. Master Yun, embodying the traditional ambitions of a standard Korean paterfamilias, by being projected fast forward into a modern urban environment, caricatures the increasing irrelevance of Confucian mores to 20th-century social reality. Depicting the anomic lives of the Yun household in colonial Seoul, Chase Man-Sik, one of modern Korea's best-known writers, uses black comedy to underscore the collapse of ritualistic traditional values in the face of capitalist modernisation. The decadence of the nouveau riche pseudo-aristocrat Master Yun is interwoven with insights into the customary bases of oppression of Korean women into the self-deceptions underlying collaboration by Koreans with the Japanese oppressor. The savage hilarity of Chae's style lends force and historical relevance to his insight into the attitudes of the milieu in which his narrative is set.
Categories: Social Science

Requiem for New Orleans

Requiem for New Orleans

New Asia Review Peace Under Heaven: A Modern Korean Novel Man-Sik Ch'ae; Translated by Chun Kyung-Ja “A brilliant black comedy from Korea's colonial past, ...

Author: Leon Sharpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317461005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

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"Requiem for New Orleans" is a lament for the destruction of a great city and scorn for those who allowed it to happen. Mike Sharpe writes: "New Orleans was not destroyed by a hurricane but by abandonment." Above all, "Requiem for New Orleans" is a meditation on our ability to overcome loss. It is an interweaving of biblical cadences, black idiom, standard American speech, jazz, and the caustic side of protest music. The author leaves us with a question: when will we learn what we must from the fate of New Orleans?
Categories: Business & Economics

East Asia in the World

East Asia in the World

Ch'ae Man-sik is one of the most important and prominent Korean novelists of the early twentieth ... Title=Peace+Under+Heaven %3A+A+Modern+Korean+Novel).

Author: Anne Prescott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509714

Category: History

Page: 291

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From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of East Asian history; important historical narratives; and the region's languages, religions, and global connections. Students are guided through the material with relevant maps, resource boxes, and text boxes that support and guide further independent exploration of the topics at hand. The second half of the book features interdisciplinary case studies, each of which focuses on a specific country or region and a particular issue. Each chapter gives a flavor for the cultural distinctiveness of the particular country yet also draws attention to global linkages. Readers will come away from this book with an understanding of the larger historical, political, and cultural frameworks that shaped East Asia as we know it today, and of current issues that have relevance in Asia and beyond.
Categories: History

A Ready Made Life

A Ready Made Life

Early Masters of Modern Korean Fiction Chong-un Kim ... T'aep'yong ch'onha ( Peace under heaven , 1938 ) , on the other hand , is a pointed treatment of ...

Author: Chong-un Kim

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824820711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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A Ready Made Life is the first volume of early modern Korean fiction to appear in English in the U.S. Written between 1921 and 1943, the sixteen stories are an excellent introduction to the riches of modern Korean fiction. They reveal a variety of settings, voices, styles, and thematic concerns, and the best of them, masterpieces written mainly in the mid-1930s, display an impressive artistic maturity. Included among these authors are Hwang Sun-won, modern Korea's greatest short story writer; Kim Tong-in, regarded by many as the author who best captures the essence of the Korean identity; Ch'ae Man-shik, a master of irony; Yi Sang, a prominent modernist; Kim Yu-jong, whose stories are marked by a unique blend of earthy humor and compassion; Yi Kwang-su and Kim Tong-ni, modernizers of the language of twentieth-century Korean fiction; and Yi Ki-yúng, Yi T'ae-jun, and Pak T'ae-won, three writers who migrated to North Korea shortly after Liberation in 1945 and whose works were subsequently banned in South Korea until democratization in the late 1980s. One way of reading the stories, all of which were written during the Japanese occupation, is that beneath their often oppressive and gloomy surface lies an anticolonial subtext. They can also be read as a collective record of a people whose life choices were severely restricted, not just by colonization, but by education (either too little or too much, as the title story shows) and by a highly structured society that had little tolerance for those who overstepped its boundaries. Life was unremittingly onerous for many Koreans during this period, whatever their social background. In the stories, educated city folk fare little better than farmers and laborers. A Ready-Made Life will provide scholars and students with crucial access to the literature of Korea's colonial period. A generous opening essay discusses the collection in the context of modern Korean literary history, and short introductions precede each story. Here is a richly diverse testament to a modern literature that is poised to assume a long overdue place in world literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature

The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature

Peace under Heaven (T'aep'y{ng ch'{nha, 1938), on the other hand, is a pointed treatment of ... It has been acclaimed one of the great Korean novels.

Author: Joshua S. Mostow

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231507363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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This extraordinary one-volume guide to the modern literatures of China, Japan, and Korea is the definitive reference work on the subject in the English language. With more than one hundred articles that show how a host of authors and literary movements have contributed to the general literary development of their respective countries, this companion is an essential starting point for the study of East Asian literatures. Comprehensive thematic essays introduce each geographical section with historical overviews and surveys of persistent themes in the literature examined, including nationalism, gender, family relations, and sexuality. Following the thematic essays are the individual entries: over forty for China, over fifty for Japan, and almost thirty for Korea, featuring everything from detailed analyses of the works of Tanizaki Jun'ichiro and Murakami Haruki, to far-ranging explorations of avant-garde fiction in China and postwar novels in Korea. Arrayed chronologically, each entry is self-contained, though extensive cross-referencing affords readers the opportunity to gain a more synoptic view of the work, author, or movement. The unrivaled opportunities for comparative analysis alone make this unique companion an indispensable reference for anyone interested in the burgeoning field of Asian literature. Although the literatures of China, Japan, and Korea are each allotted separate sections, the editors constantly kept an eye open to those writers, works, and movements that transcend national boundaries. This includes, for example, Chinese authors who lived and wrote in Japan; Japanese authors who wrote in classical Chinese; and Korean authors who write in Japanese, whether under the colonial occupation or because they are resident in Japan. The waves of modernization can be seen as reaching each of these countries in a staggered fashion, with eddies and back-flows between them then complicating the picture further. This volume provides a vivid sense of this dynamic interplay.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of Korea

A History of Korea

... the novel Peace Under Heaven, used his stories to satirize, critique, and observe bemusedly the often dumbfounding dynamics of modern existence.

Author: Kyung Moon Hwang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137573599

Category: History

Page: 296

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A concise, lively history of Korea, which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the ancient era through to the jarring transformation that resulted in two distinctive trajectories through the modern world. This new edition of a successful text brings it up-to-date with the latest scholarship and developments in Korea's history.
Categories: History

Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia

Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia

South Koreans instead remember a North Korean invasion of the south that ended ... ch'ŏnha [Peace Under Heaven], a comic novel first published in Korea in ...

Author: Mikyoung Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135009205

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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Decades after the end of the World War II East Asia continues to struggle with lingering animosities and unresolved historical grievances in domestic, bilateral and regional memory landscapes. China, Japan and the Korea share a history of inter- and intra-violence, self-other identity construction and diametrically opposed interpretations of the past. Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia offers a complete overview of the challenges of national memory and ideological rivalry for reconciliation in the East Asian region. Chapters provide authoritative analyses of contentious issues such as comfort women, the Nanjing massacre, history textbook controversies, shared heritage sites, colonial rule, territorial disputes and restitution. By interweaving memory, human rights and reconciliation the contributors actively explore real prospects of redressing past wrongs and achieving peaceful coexistence at personal as well as governmental levels. Bringing together an international team of experts, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of East Asian studies, anthropology, gender studies, history, international relations, law, political science, and sociology, and for those interested in memory and reconciliation issues.
Categories: Social Science

My Very Last Possession and Other Stories

My Very Last Possession and Other Stories

She has published many translations of modern Korean prose and poetry, including such novels as Peace Under Heaven by Ch'ae Man-Sik (1991) and The Shadow of ...

Author: Wan-so Pak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317464235

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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An anthology of ten short stories by one of Korea's foremost living writers. Pak Wanso is the author of five novels, including The Naked Tree, and of several best-selling volumes of short prose. Her works have sold millions of copies in Korea, where the public and critics alike have applauded Pak as a masterful realist. The literary world of Pak depicts the trials of the Korean War and the subsequent three decades of upheaval during which Korea was transformed from a military dictatorship and an agriculturally based society to an urban industrialized, albeit troubled, democracy. Pak offers a searching woman's perspective on radical changes in Korean family structures and social values, exposing the cruelty and hypocrisy of Korea's Confucian traditions, which have subjugated women for centuries. Her realistic prose also portrays the dehumanizing impacts of the capitalist market order that characterizes Korea today. With rich insight, Pak presents moral ambiguities inherent in Korea's society today and encourages her readers to question the injustices that prevail in the more impersonal and often alienated world emerging in a "globalized" Korea.
Categories: Political Science

Land of Exile Contemporary Korean Fiction

Land of Exile  Contemporary Korean Fiction

Contemporary Korean Fiction Marshall R. Pihl, Bruce Fulton, Ju-Chan Fulton ... Authors in This Volume Ch'ae Manshik Peace Under Heaven, trans.

Author: Marshall R. Pihl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317466529

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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An anthology of contemporary Korean fiction including: "The Wife and Children"; "The Post Horse Curse"; "Mountains"; "Kapitan Ri"; "The Winter"; and "A Dream of Good Fortune".
Categories: Social Science

A History of Korean Literature

A History of Korean Literature

FOLK DRAMA Cho, Oh-kon. Traditional Korean Theatre ... Han Yong-un and Yi Kwang-su: Two Pioneers of Modern Korean Literature. ... Peace Under Heaven, trans.

Author: Peter H. Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139440861

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is a comprehensive narrative history of Korean literature. It provides a wealth of information for scholars, students and lovers of literature. Combining both history and criticism the study reflects the latest scholarship and offers a systematic account of the development of all genres. Consisting of twenty-five chapters, it covers twentieth-century poetry, fiction by women and the literature of North Korea. This is a major contribution to the field and a study that will stand for many years as the primary resource for studying Korean literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding Korean Literature

Understanding Korean Literature

The modern novel , rooted in the late teens and the 1920s , developed in ... 1937 ) , and Peace Under Heaven ( T'aep'yong ch'onha , 1938 ) dealt with the ...

Author: Hŭng-gyu Kim

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563247739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Understanding Korean Literature (Han'guk munhak ui ihae) introduces the development and characteristics of the various historical and contemporary genres of Korean literature in a refreshingly clear way. It also presents detailed explanations of the development of a literary Korean language and of literacy and a reading public in Korea. A brief history of literary criticism, both traditional and modern, is included to give the discussion historical context. This translation provides a long-overdue source on Korean literature that can be used as a reference or text in Korean and Asian studies courses and as a general introduction to Korean literature for students of literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction

Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction

Peace under Heaven. Translated by Chun Kyung-Ja New York: M. E. Sharpe Inc., 1993. Kim, Namchon. Barley. Translated by Sunyoung Park.

Author: Kim Chul

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498565691

Category: History

Page: 140

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Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction is a compilation of thirteen original essays which was first serialized in a quarterly issued by the National Institute of Korean Language, Saekukŏsaenghwal (Living our National Language Anew) in a column entitled, “Our Fiction, Our Language” between 2004 to 2007. Although the original intent of the Institute was to elucidate on important features particular to “national fiction” and the superiority of “national language,” instead Kim Chul’s astute essays offers a completely different reading of how national literature and language was constructed. Through a series of culturally nuanced readings, Kim links the formation and origins of Korean language and fiction to modernity and traces its origins to the Japanese colonial period while demonstrating in a very lucid way how colonialism constitutes modernity and how all modernity is perforce colonial, given the imperial crucibles from which modernist claims emerged. For Kim, denying this reality can only lead to violent distortions as he eschews appeals to a preexisting framework, preferring instead to ground his theoretical insights in subtle, innovative readings of texts themselves.
Categories: History

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

AS ANTHOLOGIES Chung , Chong - wha et al . , Modern Korean Literature ... CH'AE MAN - SIK Chun , Kyung - ja , Peace under Heaven , New York , 1991 .

Author: Peter France

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199247846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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This guide highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the process of translating and the choices involved, making the translator more 'visible'. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Hungarian, Korean to Turkish. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Japan s Competing Modernities

Japan s Competing Modernities

The Korean population in 1944 stood at 25,133,352 ( there were 712,587 Japanese ... of “ live ” music reviews in his serialized novel , Peace Under Heaven ...

Author: Sharon Minichiello

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824820800

Category: History

Page: 408

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Scholars, Japanese and non-Japanese alike, have studied the greater Taisho era (1900-1930) within the framework of Taisho demokurashii (democracy). While this concept has proved useful, students of the period in more recent years have sought alternative ways of understanding the late Meiji-Taisho period. This collection of essays, each based on new research, offers original insights into various aspects of modern Japanese cultural history from "modernist" architecture to women as cultural symbols, popular songs to the rhetoric of empire-building, and more. The volume is organized around three general topics: geographical and cultural space; cosmopolitanism and national identity; and diversity, autonomy, and integration. Within these the authors have identified a number of thematic tensions that link the essays: high and low culture in cultural production and dissemination; national and ethnic identities; empire and ethnicity; the center and the periphery; naichi (homeland) and gaichi (overseas); urban and rural; public and private; migration and barriers. The volume opens up new avenues of exploration for the study of modern Japanese history and culture. If, as one of the authors contends, the imperative is " to understand more fully the historical forces that made Japan what it is today," these studies of Japan's "competing modernities" point the way to answers to some of the country's most challenging historical questions in this century. Contributors: Gail L. Bernstein, Barbara Brooks, Lonny E. Carlile, Kevin M. Doak, Joshua A. Fogel, Sheldon Garon, Elaine Gerbert, Jeffrey E. Hanes, Helen Hardacre, Sharon A. Minichiello, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Jonathan M. Reynolds, Michael Robinson, Roy Starrs, Mariko Asano Tamanoi, Julia Adeney Thomas, E. Patricia Tsurumi, Christine R. Yano.
Categories: History

Culture and Customs of Korea

Culture and Customs of Korea

took Korean fiction to a new level with his The Heartless ( Mujong ) ... In the 1937 novel Peace under Heaven ( Taep'yong Chnha ) , Ch'ae Mansik ( 1902-50 ) ...

Author: Donald N. Clark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304564

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Discusses Korean traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.
Categories: Social Science

The Voice of the Governor General and Other Stories of Modern Korea

The Voice of the Governor General and Other Stories of Modern Korea

Chun Kyung-Ja, the expert translator whose Peace Under Heaven I consider to be one of the best translations from modern Korean literature, has done an invaluable service in making these stories available to English-speaking readers. from ...

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Publisher: Signature Books

ISBN: 1891936166

Category: Korea (South)

Page: 190

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Chun Kyung-Ja, the expert translator whose Peace Under Heaven I consider to be one of the best translations from modern Korean literature, has done an invaluable service in making these stories available to English-speaking readers. from the Introduction by Kim Uchang
Categories: Korea (South)

Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea

Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea

See ilso ̆ndongjo nonalignment: development in 1950s and 1960s with, 12–14; ... South Korea's censorship of culture from, 19, 24; writers, 12, 19 novels: ...

Author: Theodore Hughes

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231157483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910Ð1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early twentieth century, these artists sought subtle strategies for representing the realities of colonialism and global modernity. Theodore Hughes begins by unpacking the relations among literature, film, and art in KoreaÕs colonial period, paying particular attention to the emerging proletarian movement, literary modernism, nativism, and wartime mobilization. He then demonstrates how these developments informed the efforts of post-1945 writers and filmmakers as they confronted the aftershocks of colonialism and the formation of separate regimes in North and South Korea. Hughes puts neglected Korean literary texts, art, and film into conversation with studies on Japanese imperialism and KoreaÕs colonial history. At the same time, he locates post-1945 South Korean cultural production within the transnational circulation of texts, ideas, and images that took place in the first three decades of the Cold War. The incorporation of the Korean Peninsula into the global Cold War order, Hughes argues, must be understood through the politics of the visual. In Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea, he identifies ways of seeing that are central to the organization of a postcolonial culture of division, authoritarianism, and modernization.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sunset

Sunset

Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, in Modern Korean Fiction: An Anthology, ed. ... 3, 7–192: Peace Under Heaven, trans. Chun Kyung-Ja (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, ...

Author: Manshik Ch'ae

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543408

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Ch’ae Manshik is one of the most accomplished modern Korean writers yet is underrepresented in English translation because of the challenges posed by his distinctive voice and colloquial style. Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader is the first English-language anthology of his works and features a variety of genres—novella, short fiction, anecdotal essay, travel writing, children’s story, one-act play, three-act play, and roundtable discussion. This anthology moves beyond the usual “representative works” to provide a well-rounded selection of writing by one of Korea’s most innovative and memorable voices, drawing on Ch'ae's ten-volume Complete Works. This edition also provides a comprehensive introduction outlining the limitations of existing approaches to Ch'ae. It contextualizes the anthology's contents both in terms of the author's career and the rich Korean tradition of intertextuality and intermediality that he reflects from the country's earliest times to the new millennium.
Categories: Literary Collections

The journal of Asian studies

The journal of Asian studies

Peace Under Heaven : A Modern Korean Novel ( STEPHEN EPSTEIN ) COTTON ( ed . ) , Korea under Roh Tae - woo : Democratization , Northern Policy and Inter ...

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