Kim, Eugenia Sunhee. The Calligrapher's Daughter. New York: Henry Hold and Company, 2009.
I just finished a very interesting book which I would like to recommend to you all. The Calligrapher’s Daughter, by Eugenia Sunhee Kim. It is a very richly drawn novel about Korea, a country torn between ancient customs and modern times during the early 20th century. The central character is a young woman who fights against the traditional role of women. Although a novel, it is very “ethnographic,” with many details about a country and a culture I was unfamiliar with.
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