Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood, 40th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface / Edition 2

Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood, 40th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface / Edition 2

by Richard E. Kim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520268121

ISBN-13: 9780520268128

Pub. Date: 03/29/2011

Publisher: University of California Press


In this classic tale, Richard E. 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…  See more details below

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In this classic tale, Richard E. 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:
9780520268128
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Edition description:
40th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,096,942
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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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