9780520214248

Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520214248

  • ISBN10:

    0520214242

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/1998
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

In this classic tale, Richard Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce their own names and adopt Japanese names instead, the book follows one Korean family through the Japanese occupation to the surrender of the Japanese empire.Lost Namesis at once a loving memory of family and a vivid portrayal of life in a time of anguish.

Table of Contents

Crossing
3(19)
Homecoming
22(36)
Once upon a Time, on a Sunday
58(29)
Lost Names
87(29)
An Empire for Rubber Balls
116(27)
"Is Someone Dying?"
143(17)
In the Making of History-Together
160(37)
Author's Note 197

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