"A Powerful Tale of Trauma and Endurance that Transformed a Nation’s Understanding of Korean Comfort Women"
Translators Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton will discuss One Left, their translation of the first Korean novel to focus on the Korean “comfort women” of World War II. They will focus on the question of why it has taken 75 years for such a novel to be written, on the way in which author Kim Soom has interwoven the testimony of the surviving women with a fictional narrative taking place in present-day Seoul, and on broader issues of social justice, truth and reconciliation, and trauma and healing.
This event is on the record and open to the public.
Sponsored by GW Institute for Korean Studies