Pike’s Our Little Korean Cousin and New’s When I Was a Boy in Korea

  • Wook-Dong Kim


Basically comparative in its approach, this chapter compares and contrasts two children’s books about Korea and its people published in the early twentieth century: Henry Lee Mitchell Pike’s Our Little Korean Cousin and Ilhan New’s When I Was a Boy in Korea. On the basic assumption that, in children’s literature, children cannot represent themselves, but must be represented, it argues that, despite some similarities, these two books differ significantly in the authors’ intentions, subjects, methods, and forms. This chapter also focuses on the subject positions of both authors, as well as on some culture-specific matters of cultural relativism.


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  • Wook-Dong Kim
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  1. 1.UlsanKorea (Republic of)

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