Non-Fiction Books:

Toji II

Korea's Great Contemporary Prose Epic

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Toji II: Korea's Great Contemporary Prose Epic by Park Kyung-Ni
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Volume II of Toji follows the fortunes of Sohi, the eight-year-old daughter and only child of Master Ch'isu, left in a precarious position by his death during the period of Japanese occupation. The evil Cho, a distant cousin of Ch'isu, seeks to secure the House of Ch'oe for himself, a plan that is furthered by an epidemic, which kills Sohi's protectors. The epidemic is followed by a bad harvest and famine, and Cho distributes food from the Ch'oe storehouses to his supporters but not to those of the family. Appalled, Sohi encourages a rebellious mob to take supplies for themselves. Fearing reprisals from the Japanese police, the rebels plan a mass exodus to Chianto, where Koreans have established a secret community in exile, and offer to take Sohi with them. Themes of relationships between children in their early teens, and the lives, loves, and sorrows of the villagers, peasants, and servants contribute to the rich texture of the volume.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Author
Contributor
Translated by Professor Agnita Tennant
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kegan Paul International
Pages
500
ISBN-13
9780710313584
Product ID
3467914

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...