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Minsoo Kang

Author of The Story of Hong Gildong

8+ Works 214 Members 6 Reviews

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Minsoo Kang is associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2019) — Contributor — 275 copies
Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (2017) — Contributor — 57 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contributor — 35 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2020 Edition (2020) — Contributor — 21 copies
Where the Veil Is Thin (2020) — Contributor — 19 copies
Shanghai Steam (2013) — Contributor — 10 copies
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 11 (2002) — Contributor — 4 copies

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This was a fun and interesting read. I love reading Robin Hood-style stories, and reading a Korean version was fun. Although it was an assigned reading for one of my classes, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I highly recommend it as a read.
 
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historybookreads | 4 other reviews | Jul 26, 2021 |
A bit disappointing, but a worthwhile read overall. Read my full review here.
 
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littlebookjockey | 4 other reviews | Sep 15, 2020 |
Enjoyable quick read. Introduction gives a nice background of the tale and its cultural importance.
 
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treehorse | 4 other reviews | Nov 7, 2019 |
Hong Gildong is Korea's biggest 'epic' in the vein of Iliad, Gilgamesh, and other similar narratives. It's dated (as nearly all of these types are) in how women are viewed, how men are to behave, the modes and behaviors, etc (which makes it rather illuminating, rather than making it bad). The tale is high fantasy, set in a period that isn't defined with allusions to several different timeperiods of Korean lore. Primarily the 1400-1600s. This edition comes with some nice additional source information on both Korea/Asian literature, about the possible author(s), about the time periods, about the things relevant and acknowledged in the actual tale, and some information on the linguistics of the language. You can definitely tell it has influenced modern writers, storytellers, and creators (albeit not so much in America/UK/Europe, but in anime and things from the Asian continent, shows like DragonBall [Z] take from this heavily I feel).

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