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
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
A Yankee in the Land of the Morning Calm, by Donald G. Southerton
A young adult historical novel follows the “Connecticut Yankee,” Josh Gillet, to late 19th century Korea, a period when Americans begin to receive trade concessions and as a result begin to influence the deeply traditional agrarian culture of the cloistered nation. Josh falls in love and begins to come to terms with his identity.