Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Gift of the Emperor, by Therese S. Park

A 17-year old girl is kidnapped to become a comfort women. Sensationalized hardships and overtly harsh depictions of brutality of Pacific war and brothel life slants toward propagandizing Japanese inhumanity toward the end of the war.

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