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Home Was The Land Of Morning Calm: A Saga Of A Korean-american Family
     

Home Was The Land Of Morning Calm: A Saga Of A Korean-american Family

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by K Connie Kang
 

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I am more American than Korean in my mind, writes K. Connie Kang, "but am more Korean than American in my soul. As for my heart, it is split in half."

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I am more American than Korean in my mind, writes K. Connie Kang, "but am more Korean than American in my soul. As for my heart, it is split in half."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In an unusually frank and vivid narrative, Los Angeles Times reporter and editor Kang chronicles her Korean-American family from the turn of the century to the present. Her grandfather, Myong-Hwan Kang, a resistance fighter against the Japanese occupation of Korea, was tortured and imprisoned twice by the Japanese, once in 1914 and again in 1919. At the outbreak of the Korean War, her family fled their ancestral home in North Korea, settling in Seoul, then Pusan and moving to Tokyo, where her father, Joo-Han Kang, an English teacher, was recruited to assist General Douglas MacArthur's command in the early 1950s. After an adolescence in Japan, the author studied at the University of Missouri in 1961, followed by Northwestern University. Then Kang moved back to Korea (1967-1970), marrying a white American Vietnam veteran against her parents' protests.The marriage fell apart in Baltimore when she refused to cut her ties to Korean ways. In the 1970s, as a reporter in San Francisco, she helped her family relocate and open a grocery store there. Writing with deep insight about Korea's tumultuous political history, her bicultural identity and the challenges facing Asian-Americans, Kang delivers a stirring, beautiful book. Photos. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738208695
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

K.Connie Kang was reared and educated in Korea, Japan, and the U.S. She is a reporter for The Los Angeles Times, specializing in Asian-American Affairs.

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Home Was the Land of Morning Calm: A Saga of a Korean-American Family 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This journalist writing very simple think.Now this not much interesting for people .can you bileif that ,your book will never fade away in readers mind?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic. I am white and other cultures, particularly Asian ones, have long interested me. For anyone who shares this interest or wants to find out more about their own culture and homeland, this book will be perfect for you! The book was never boring for me and often times I would find myself refusing to put it down, bargaining with myself that I could do this or that at a later time. I commend K. Connie Kang for all the details she found to put into this work. I would recommend this to practically anyone who can read.