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Exchanging Words: A Bilingual Reading of Contemporary Korean Fiction

Presented by UCI's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

Friday, October 23.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1070 Humanities Gateway, UCI

This event includes the works of Korean authors Cho Kyŏng-nan and P’yŏn Hye-yŏng.
English versions will be read by translators Bruce Fulton and Cindy Chen.

Cho Kyŏng-nan (Jo Kyung-Ran) is the author of several novels including Time for Baking Bread (1996), We’ve Met Before (2001), and Tongue (2007). Her works, microscopically examining alienation in modern life, have garnered both popular and critical acclaim.

Pyŏn Hye-yŏng (Pyun Hye-Young), winner of the prestigious Hanguk Ilbo Prize in 2007, is the author of the story collections Mallow Gardens (2005) and To the Kennels (2007). Infused with grotesque imagery, her stories depict an apocalyptic world.

The Authors’ works in translation will be available for purchase and signing.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/

For more info please contact:
UCI Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
949-824-2227

Center for Korean Studies