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Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America 1903-2003 (review)

Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America 1903-2003 (review) book reviews Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America 1903­2003, edited by Jenny Ryun Foster, Frank Stewart, and Heinz Insu Fenkl. Honolulu: Manoa Journal, Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States, and University of Hawai`i Press, 2003. 256 pp. $45.00 cloth, $24.95 paper. In 1903, the first wave of Korean immigrants to the United States arrived in Hawai`i to begin working in the sugarcane fields. One hundred years later, in 2003, the Centennial of Korean immigration to the United States was commemorated across the United States in ceremonies large and small, along with the usual speeches and pronouncements that, in general, generated more heat than light. One product of the Centennial celebration of a more enduring nature, however, was the publication of the volume under review, a special issue of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, a semiannual journal. The reader will notice at the outset the unusual shape of the book--nearly square--designed, apparently, more for coffee table display than for a bookshelf. Inside, the reader will find bold color prints, attractively placed as insets, of Korean art, ceramics, photographs, and calligraphy, as well as sidebars containing poetry, folk songs, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Korean Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America 1903-2003 (review)

Korean Studies , Volume 26 (2) – Dec 3, 2002

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book reviews Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America 1903­2003, edited by Jenny Ryun Foster, Frank Stewart, and Heinz Insu Fenkl. Honolulu: Manoa Journal, Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States, and University of Hawai`i Press, 2003. 256 pp. $45.00 cloth, $24.95 paper. In 1903, the first wave of Korean immigrants to the United States arrived in Hawai`i to begin working in the sugarcane fields. One hundred years later, in 2003, the Centennial of Korean immigration to the United States was commemorated across the United States in ceremonies large and small, along with the usual speeches and pronouncements that, in general, generated more heat than light. One product of the Centennial celebration of a more enduring nature, however, was the publication of the volume under review, a special issue of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, a semiannual journal. The reader will notice at the outset the unusual shape of the book--nearly square--designed, apparently, more for coffee table display than for a bookshelf. Inside, the reader will find bold color prints, attractively placed as insets, of Korean art, ceramics, photographs, and calligraphy, as well as sidebars containing poetry, folk songs,

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Published: Dec 3, 2002

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