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The Resource Eastern sentiments, Yi, Tàe-jun ; translated and with an introduction by Janet Poole

Eastern sentiments, Yi, Tàe-jun ; translated and with an introduction by Janet Poole

Label
Eastern sentiments
Title
Eastern sentiments
Statement of responsibility
Yi, Tàe-jun ; translated and with an introduction by Janet Poole
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Confucian gentleman scholars of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910) often published short anecdotes exemplifying their values and aesthetic concerns. In modern Seoul one scholar in particular would excel at adapting this style to a contemporary readership: Yi T'aejun. Yi T'aejun was a prolific and influential writer of colonial Korea and an acknowledged master of the short story and essay. He also wrote numerous novels and was an influential editor of cultural news. Born in northern Korea in 1904, Yi T'aejun settled in Seoul after a restless youth that included several years of study in Japan. In 1946, he moved to Soviet-occupied northern Korea, but by 1956, a purge of southern communists forced him into exile. His subsequent whereabouts cannot be confirmed, though rumors claim Yi returned to Pyongyang, only to be exiled once more. It is believed Yi T'aejun passed away between 1960 and 1980, but his works were not made available until 1988, when South Korean censorship laws concerning authors who had sided with the north were eased. The essays in this collection reflect Yi's distinct voice and lyrical expression, revealing thoughts on a variety of subjects, from gardens to immigrant villages in Manchuria, from antiques to colonial assimilation, and from fishing to the recovery of Korea's past. Yi laments the passing of tradition with keen sensibility yet, at the same time, celebrates human perseverance in the face of loss and change. Most important, his essays recount the author's attempt to re-experience the past and keep it alive against absorption into the Japanese nation. Janet Poole faithfully reproduces Yi's complex craft, retaining his idiosyncratic tone and narrative. A brilliant introduction to a remarkable prose stylist, Eastern Sentiments eloquently complicates the historical, political, and aesthetic concerns of Orientalism."--Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-1956
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Yi, T'ae-jun
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Poole, Janet
Series statement
Weatherhead Books on Asia
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  • Yi, T'ae-jun
  • Yi, T'ae-jun
  • Korean poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • Korean poetry
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Culture and History of non-European Territories
  • History
Label
Eastern sentiments, Yi, Tàe-jun ; translated and with an introduction by Janet Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The banana plant
  • Feet
  • Compassion
  • Stones
  • The sea
  • The city wall
  • Autumn flowers
  • Dawn
  • Loneliness
  • Narcissus
  • Translator's acknowledgments -- Introduction.
  • History
  • For whom do we write?
  • The critic
  • Eastern sentiments
  • The short story and the conte
  • -- Titles and other matters
  • Korea's fiction
  • The taste of fiction
  • The fiction writer
  • Friendship between men and women
  • Walls
  • This thing called the popular
  • The taste of The tale of Ch'unhyang
  • Kisaeng and poetry
  • Orchid
  • Night flight
  • Books
  • Brush and ink
  • Copying
  • One part words
  • Nature and books
  • Water
  • The love of work
  • Other people's writing
  • After illness
  • The new bride and an ink painting of bamboo
  • Reader's letters
  • The year of the ox
  • Trees
  • Plum blossom
  • The classics
  • A poor drinker
  • Night
  • The carpenters
  • Fishing
  • Oriental painting
  • Antiques
  • Antiques and daily life
  • Fiction
  • Greetings
  • The old writings of two qing poets
  • Diary from a seaside village (Shōwa 11)
  • Record of a journey to Manchuria
  • Early ripening
  • Death
  • Mountains
  • The flowerbed
Control code
ocn815507942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231520539
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/yi--14944
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt271gx0
  • 12ab7e2f-e10d-4e3c-b9a5-f689d75437cb
Publisher number
EB00662599
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815507942
Label
Eastern sentiments, Yi, Tàe-jun ; translated and with an introduction by Janet Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The banana plant
  • Feet
  • Compassion
  • Stones
  • The sea
  • The city wall
  • Autumn flowers
  • Dawn
  • Loneliness
  • Narcissus
  • Translator's acknowledgments -- Introduction.
  • History
  • For whom do we write?
  • The critic
  • Eastern sentiments
  • The short story and the conte
  • -- Titles and other matters
  • Korea's fiction
  • The taste of fiction
  • The fiction writer
  • Friendship between men and women
  • Walls
  • This thing called the popular
  • The taste of The tale of Ch'unhyang
  • Kisaeng and poetry
  • Orchid
  • Night flight
  • Books
  • Brush and ink
  • Copying
  • One part words
  • Nature and books
  • Water
  • The love of work
  • Other people's writing
  • After illness
  • The new bride and an ink painting of bamboo
  • Reader's letters
  • The year of the ox
  • Trees
  • Plum blossom
  • The classics
  • A poor drinker
  • Night
  • The carpenters
  • Fishing
  • Oriental painting
  • Antiques
  • Antiques and daily life
  • Fiction
  • Greetings
  • The old writings of two qing poets
  • Diary from a seaside village (Shōwa 11)
  • Record of a journey to Manchuria
  • Early ripening
  • Death
  • Mountains
  • The flowerbed
Control code
ocn815507942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231520539
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/yi--14944
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt271gx0
  • 12ab7e2f-e10d-4e3c-b9a5-f689d75437cb
Publisher number
EB00662599
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815507942

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