[KS] Rags-to-riches in Korean literature?

Jeffrey Stark jeffrey.stark at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 20:01:21 EST 2005

I am doing work on social mobility and I would appreciate help locating
novels/short stories with the basic theme of "son from
impoverished/down-on-its-luck family passes government exams (or the like)
and brings honour/wealth to his whole family". Examples from classic or
modern Korean literature would both be welcome.

Thanks to all in advance.

-- Jeff Stark
PhD candidate, Anthropology, Univ of Toronto
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