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Hwang Chin-i: Introduction

Hwang Chin-i: Introduction Bruce Fulton kisaeng named Hwang Chin-i. And yet from the slenderest historical fabric a myth has been woven that has engaged several of modern Korea's most accomplished fiction writers. Modern fictional representations of Hwang Chin-i range from Yi T'ae-jun's novel written during the colonial period (1936), to postwar works by Pak Chong-hwa (1955) and Chng Han-suk (1955), to Ch'oe In-ho's two eponymous stories (1972), to novels by contemporary writers Kim T'ak-hwan (2002) and Chn Kyng-nin (2004)--not to mention half a dozen film treatments. Hong Sk-chung's three part novel Hwang Chin-i, Part I, Section 25 of which is translated here, is notable for several reasons. First, the author is a North Korean writer (and the grandson of Hong Myng-hi, author of the ten-volume historical novel Im Kkkchng [1940], one of the finest examples of storytelling in modern Korean literature). Second, in 2004, two years after it was first published in North Korea, the novel was honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, named after the great colonial period poet and activist Han Yong-un; this marked the first time that a North Korean literary work had been recognized with a major South Korean literary award. Third, and not surprisingly, Hong's novel http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Bruce Fulton kisaeng named Hwang Chin-i. And yet from the slenderest historical fabric a myth has been woven that has engaged several of modern Korea's most accomplished fiction writers. Modern fictional representations of Hwang Chin-i range from Yi T'ae-jun's novel written during the colonial period (1936), to postwar works by Pak Chong-hwa (1955) and Chng Han-suk (1955), to Ch'oe In-ho's two eponymous stories (1972), to novels by contemporary writers Kim T'ak-hwan (2002) and Chn Kyng-nin (2004)--not to mention half a dozen film treatments. Hong Sk-chung's three part novel Hwang Chin-i, Part I, Section 25 of which is translated here, is notable for several reasons. First, the author is a North Korean writer (and the grandson of Hong Myng-hi, author of the ten-volume historical novel Im Kkkchng [1940], one of the finest examples of storytelling in modern Korean literature). Second, in 2004, two years after it was first published in North Korea, the novel was honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, named after the great colonial period poet and activist Han Yong-un; this marked the first time that a North Korean literary work had been recognized with a major South Korean literary award. Third, and not surprisingly, Hong's novel

Journal

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & CultureUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 28, 2008

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