Voice from the North: New Book by Prof. Sun Joo Kim

July 25, 2013

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From Stanford University Press:

Voice from the North

Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Sun Joo Kim

Voice from the North resurrects the forgotten historical memory of the people and region in late Choson Korea while also enriching the social history of the country. Sun Joo Kim accomplishes this by examining the life and work of Yi Sihang, a historically obscure person from a hinterland in Korea's northwestern region who was also a member of the literati. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Yi Sihang left numerous writings on his region's history and culture, and on the political and social discrimination that he and others in his region faced from the central elite.