[KS] Moon-Il Pyung

Wayne Patterson wayne.patterson at snc.edu
Wed Aug 10 11:38:43 EDT 2016

Hi, Frank.  Yes, I am on the list, and with apologies for the delayed
response.  The book by Kim Won-yong [Warren Y. Kim], *ChaeMi Hanin
osimnyon-sa [A Fifty-Year History of Koreans in America]*, was written in
1959 when he was living in Reedley, in Central California, and was
privately published by Charles Ho Kim, also of Reedley, who made his
fortune in the LeGrande nectarine business.  As Frank mentioned, it was
handwritten in *han'gul* to make it accessible to second-generation Koreans
who could not read *hanmun*.  An abridged English-language version came out
in 1971 as *Koreans in America*, published by Po Chin Chai Printing Company
in Seoul.  I met him in 1974 at his home in Los Angeles where he was living
in retirement, and he autographed both books for me.  Some biographical
information on him can be found in Marn J. Cha, *Koreans in Central
California (1903-1957):  A Study of Settlement and Transnational
Politics *(Lanham:
University Press of America, 2010), pages 90-93.


Wayne Patterson

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On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM, Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at koreanstudies.com>

> My apologies! Just noticed that I managed to mix up the book _在美韓人五
> 十年史_ by Kim Wŏn-yong (aka Warren Y. Kim) with that of Mun Il-p'yŏng.
> Kim Wŏn-yong's one was/is handwritten ... and not all too helpful, as I
> recall. Kim Wŏn-yong was an actual immigrant living in the US. Mun
> Il-p'yŏng was not, and his 50-year history, _韓美關係五十年史_ (seems
> it was first published in book format as early as 1940, not 1945), is,
> other than Kim's history, all based on secondary materials. ... I am
> sure Wayne Patterson would know a lot about both these authors -- is he
> on the list?
> I have to thank you for the question, though. Turns out that Mun
> Il-p'yŏng also wrote some pieces on Korean calligraphy and art that I
> did not know, trying (like so many in those days) to define what's
> Korean about Korean arts. Fits perfectly with what I am presently
> working on -- so, thanks!
> Also, BBPia (http://www.dbpia.co.kr/) lists several articles on Mun.
> You may want to check out this dissertation about Mun's writings on
> Korean history (and possible also that older MA thesis, although that's
> just the usual short & quick job):
> 湖岩 文一平의 史學 硏究
> by: 閔亨基
> http://www.riss.kr/link?id=T10300900
> 湖岩 文一平의 對外觀: 「對米關係五十年史」를 中心으로
> by: 안종란
> http://www.riss.kr/link?id=T1413574
> Best,
> Frank
> --------------------------------------
> Frank Hoffmann
> http://koreanstudies.com
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