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.