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Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinatown
Item#: chinatown
Regular price: $16.04
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Product Description
Author: Oh Jung-hee
Publisher: Hollym
Pub. Date: May. 2004
Hardcover: 151 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 7.2 x 5.31 x 0.59

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About This Book

Published as part of the Hollym Corporation Publishers' series of short stories by well-known authors, "Chinatown" presents the dark and gloomy atmosphere of postwar Korean society in the early 1950s through a 9-year old girl's experiences. Her family of poor refugees seeks shelter in the Chinatown streets in Incheon, a concentration of shantytowns where prostitutes for the U.S soldiers as well as Chinese and Korean refugees live together. The life of the main character shows how the extreme poverty drives a person to change one's character to survive in a fierce life condition. Exposed to the savage and ugly environment of the world, she steals flour to eat and coal to sell. Instead of singing children's songs, the girl enjoys pop songs for adults and aspires after the lives of prostitutes patronized by foreign soldiers. The author Oh Jung-hee is regarded as an exceptional writer for her exploration of existential aspects of life (whereas most authors at the time focused on subject and historical-based themes). Throughout her works she has expressed concepts of the emptiness of life and has contemplated on what it means to be human.


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