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Uniform Title Kimun chﮧhwa. Selections. English
Title Score one for the dancing girl, and other selections from the Kimun chﮧhwa : a story collection from nineteenth-century Korea / translated by James Scarth Gale ; edited by Ross King and Si Nae Park ; annotations by Donguk Kim
Published Toronto [Ontario] ; Buffalo [New York] : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (lxi, 630 pages)
Series James Scarth Gale library of Korean literature
James Scarth Gale library of Korean literature.
Summary Core One for the Dancing Girl presents more than a hundred stories from an early-nineteenth-century collection of yadam stories, the Kimun ch'onghwa ("Compendium of Records of Hearsay"). Prose tales that feature historical people and places but may also include fantastical elements, the yadam stories in this volume feature ghosts and magic, courtesans and sex, and court politics. They constitute both an entertaining literary collection and a rich treasure trove of information about life in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Korea. The first volume in an ongoing series of translations of classic Korean literature by the Canadian missionary James Scarth Gale (1863-1937), Score One for the Dancing Girl includes the original literary Sinitic (hanmun) text and Gale's English translation. Both the hanmun and English are extensively annotated. Introductory essays by Ross King and Si Nae Park discuss the yadam genre, Gale's life and career, and the ways in which his background as a Christian missionary affected the translations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in Korean (Hanmun) with English translation
Subject Hanmun sos毬 (Korean fiction) -- Translations into English
Korean fiction -- 19th century -- Translations into English
Korean fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories, Korean
Form Electronic book
Author Gale, James S. (James Scarth), 1863-1937, translator
Kim, Tong-uk, 1922-1990, writer of added commentary.
King, Julian Ross Paul, editor.
Park, Si Nae, 1979- editor.
ISBN 1442667923
OTHER TI Kimun chﮧhwa. Selections