Who Ate Up All the Shinga?: An Autobiographical Novel (Weatherhead Books on Asia)

Who Ate Up All the Shinga?: An Autobiographical Novel (Weatherhead Books on Asia)


Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning author whose paintings has been largely translated and released in the course of the global. Who fed on the entire Shinga? is a rare account of her studies turning out to be up through the jap career of Korea and the Korean battle, a time of serious oppression, deprivation, and social and political instability.

Park Wan-suh was once born in 1931 in a small village close to Kaesong, a secure hamlet of not more than twenty households. Park was once raised believing that "no subject what number hills and brooks you crossed, the entire international was once Korea and everybody in it used to be Korean." yet then the tendrils of the japanese profession, which had already labored their manner via a lot of Korean society earlier than her delivery, started to encroach on Park's idyll, complicating her daily lifestyles.

With acerbic wit and significant perception, Park describes the characters and occasions that got here to form her younger existence, portraying the pervasive ways that collaboration, assimilation, and resistance intertwined in the Korean social textile ahead of the outbreak of battle. such a lot soaking up is Park's portrait of her mom, a pointy and inventive widow who either resisted and conformed to stricture, changing into an enigmatic function version for her suffering daughter. Balancing interval element with common subject matters, Park weaves a charming story that charms, strikes, and utterly engrosses.

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