Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood / Edition 1

Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood / Edition 1

by Richard E. Kim
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520214242

ISBN-13: 9780520214248

Pub. Date: 06/10/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


In this classic tale, Richard Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce their own names and adopt Japanese names instead, the book follows one Korean family through the Japanese occupation

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In this classic tale, Richard Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce their own names and adopt Japanese names instead, the book follows one Korean family through the Japanese occupation to the surrender of the Japanese empire. Lost Names is at once a loving memory of family and a vivid portrayal of life in a time of anguish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520214248
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/10/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the Fortieth Anniversary Edition, ix,
Crossing, 3,
Homecoming, 22,
Once upon a Time, on a Sunday, 58,
Lost Names, 87,
An Empire for Rubber Balls, 116,
"Is Someone Dying?", 143,
In the Making of History—Together, 160,
Author's Note, 197,

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