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미로의 정원

미로의 정원
Original work 迷園
Author Li Ang
Translator 김양수
Publisher 은행나무
Publication year 2012
   Page 355
Language Korean
ISBN/ISSN 978-89-5660-635-4
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Li Ang (1952- ; real name Shih Shu-tuan) is from the temple town of Lukang, Taiwan. After graduating from Chinese Culture University in Taipei with a degree in Philosophy, she received a master's degree from Oregon State University in the United States. While still in the first year of junior high school, she published her first short story, "Flowering Season". Since then she has published many novels with a wide variety of genres and themes, surprising the international literary world time and again. Her works have been translated into over a dozen languages including English, German, French, Japanese and Korean in international editions. Her novels include Flowering Season, The Butcher's Wife, Dark Night, The Lost Garden, Everyone Sticks It in Beigang's Incense Pot (Beigang Censer For Everyone to Stick in), Autobiography: A Novel, The Visible Ghost, Bewitching Love, Lovers' Erotic Menus (Yuanyang Chun Shan) and Possession. The Lost Garden revolves around the relationships between the main character Chu Ying-hung, her father Chu Tsu-yen, and real estate giant Lin Hsi-keng. By using flashbacks skill to enhance the fiction across time and space, she depicts the KMT's White Terror Era in the 1950s and Taiwanese society in the 1980s, the time of its economic miracle. The story unfolds with the Lotus Garden, the Chu family's Chinese-style garden as its backdrop. The Lotus Garden in the novel symbolizes Taiwan and forms an allegorical space for the formation and continuation of the concept Taiwan. The translator Kim Yangsu is a professor at the Chinese Department of Dongguk University, South Korea, where he specializes in the contemporary literatures of China and Taiwan. He has translated scores of Chinese and Japanese literary and scholarly works into Korean.

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