Korea Literature Book Club - Book Launch!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
North Terrace book-cafe
Tour Leader: 
Bro. Anthony, Yonjoo Hong

Korean Literature Club

Book launch of Kang Kyeong-Ae's 
The Underground Village 


The December meeting of the Club will be held on Saturday, December 15, starting at 7 pm, in the basement of the North Terrace book-cafe 서울시 종로구 율곡로 10길 12,  (12 Yulgokno 10 gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul), opposite the main gate of Changdeok-gung palace.
This month, instead of talking about a story we've read, we propose to attend a book launch on Saturday, December 15, listen to the translator Anton Hur, meet the publishers, and buy copies of the book to discuss at our meeting next month.  Anton Hur was the translator of "The Court Dancer" that we read last month . . .

You can read about The Underground Village and sign up for the event through https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-the-underground-village-by-kang-kyeong-ae-tickets-52338331358

Please join us for the launch of The Underground Village by Kang Kyeong-ae with translator Anton Hur

About this Event

Kang Kyeong-ae (1906-1944) was a Korean writer whose stories are remarkable for their rejection of colonialism, patriarchy, and ethnic nationalism during a period when such views were truly radical and dangerous. Born in what is now North Korea, Kang wrote all her fiction in Manchuria during the Japanese occupation and witnessed the violence and daily struggles experienced by ethnic Koreans living in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. Kang's riveting stories are full of sensitivity, defiance, and a deep understanding of the oppressed people she wrote about.

Anton Hur was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the winner of a PEN Translates award, a Daesan Foundation grant, and multiple LTI Korea and Publication Promotion Agency of Korea grants. His translations include Kyung-Sook Shin's The Court Dancer (Pegasus Books), as well as stories in Words Without Borders, Asymptote, Slice, Anomaly Literary Journal, and others.

Please join us at the beautiful North Terrace Cafe in Jongno (next to the even more beautiful Changdeokgung Palace) to celebrate Kang's important work and the first English collection of her stories.

Yonjoo Hong
Brother Anthony


The North Terrace Book Cafe is located at Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno 1234, Jongno-gu, Seoul.  Go to Anguk Station on the Orange #3 Line.  Go out Exit 4 and do and immediate U-turn on the sidewalk.  Then take a right in front of the Japanese Cultural Center and walk towards Changdeok-gung, but on the opposite side of the main street (Yulgok-ro) from the palace.  Please note the below map.


Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

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