And So Flows History
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304pp. July 2005
And So Flows History
Author: Hahn Moo-Sook; Translator: Kim-Renaud, Young-Key;
A deeply compelling saga of love, jealously, honor, and greed, And So Flows History (Yôksanûn hûrûnda, 1947) depicts the relentless power of exterior forces on the individual lives of three generations of the illustrious Cho family—from the waning years of the Choson dynasty in the late nineteenth century to the tumultuous postliberation era.

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Hawai'i Studies on Korea Series
Published in association with the Center for Korean Studies, UH, with support from the Korean Literature Translation Institute
"This work will have strong merit as a teaching tool in the classroom. The translation . . . is excellent and well captures the rhythm and flow of the original Korean text. . . . I highly recommend this work and welcome a valuable addition to the materials available for teaching Korean culture." —Asian Folklore Studies (65:1. 2006)

"The novel itself is terrific . . . a riveting eye-opener into Korean history and an invaluable addition to collections supporting Asian literature. Essential." —Choice (February 2006)

Author: Hahn Moo-Sook; Translator: Kim-Renaud, Young-Key;
Hahn Moo-Sook (1918–1993) is one of Korea’s most celebrated writers of modern realist literature. She received many awards for her writing, including the 1986 Grand Prix of the Republic of Korea Literature Award for her novel Encounter. And So Flows History, Hahn’s first novel, received first prize in a 1947 contest organized by a major Korean daily. Young-Key Kim-Renaud is the eldest daughter of Hahn Moo-Sook. She is chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and professor of Korean language and culture and international affairs at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
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