[KS] Publication Announcement: On Korean Mountain Commons
john.eperjesi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 19:35:55 EDT 2017
Thought some folks might be interested in this paper on mountains, tigers,
diaspora, deep time, and the commons in Gary Pak's "A Ricepaper Airplane."
In the novel, Uncle Sung Wha is an anti-colonial guerrilla on the run from
the Japanese. He migrates to Hawaii where he works on a sugar plantation
and becomes a labor organizer. On his deathbed he tells wondrous stories of
the mountains of Korea. My hope is that a historically determinate,
culturally constructed vision of nature can help denaturalize the division
of the peninsula.
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