Born in 1905, Kim San (Jang Jirak) left his family in Korea as a teenager and crossed the border into China, where he joined Mao’s Red Army. A participant in or witness to some of the most critical events of the Chinese Revolution, he became a leader in the fight against Japanese colonial rule, and was executed in China in 1937. He was awarded a posthumous “Patriot” award by the South Korean government in 2005.
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We are excited to announce the upcoming Magpie Series in Modern and Contemporary Korean Literature at Kaya Press! The Magpie Series opens new horizons in Korean literature in English translation by introducing exciting new literary voices from Korea, past and present. The series includes literary fiction and compelling works from the world of South Korean […]