Ryoanji Temple
September 4, 2019

I Met Loh Kiwan

translated by Ji-Eun Lee

Ji-Eun Lee's translation of Cho Haejin's short novel I Met Loh Kiwan follows North Korean refugee Loh Kiwan to a place where he doesn’t speak the language or understand the customs. His story of hardship and determination is gradually revealed in flashbacks by the narrator, Kim, a writer for a South Korean TV show, who learned about Loh from a news report. She traces his progress from North Korea to Brussels to London as he struggles to make his way and find a home in an unfamiliar world.

Nov
12
Alexander Francis-Ratte, James B. Duke Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Furman University
Busch Hall, room 18 @ 4:00 pm
Nov
15
Yulian Wu, Assistant Professor of History, Michigan State University
Busch Hall, room 18 @ 3:00 pm
Nov
22
Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Saint Louis Art Museum auditorium @ 7:00 pm
Apr
03
Jilly Traganou, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, The New School
TBD @ 4:00 pm
Apr
10
Heekyoung Cho Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington
Busch Hall, room 18 @ 4:00 pm

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