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Soon Hyun as a Man of Letters

  • Wook-Dong Kim
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Abstract

This chapter explores Soon Hyun (in Korean, Hyeon Sun) as a man of letters. In addition to his active involvement with the Korean independence movement, Hyun played a role as a literary man in his own right. In situating him as a man of letters, it treats his travelogue Powa Yuramgi (A Record of a Sightseeing Trip to Hawaii), his poems written either in English or classic Chinese, and his co-translation with Yi Kwang-su of the Declaration of Korean Independence into English. Most specifically, this chapter focuses on “O Worl Tan Oh” (Dano Festival in May), his dramatic piece of work which might be one of the first plays written by a Korean American in English in the United States.

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

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