The Historical Geographies of Lisa See’s “The Island of Sea Women”

Date(s) - September 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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From Worcester County Library and inspired by this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.

This virtual talk explores the historical places and events that serve as the backdrop of Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women. It will provide a brief overview of 20th century Korean history, with particular focus on the Japanese colonization of Korea (1910–1945), the Jeju Uprising (1948–1949), and the Korean War (1950–1953). In doing so, it will highlight the centrality of war and memory in See’s work and, more broadly, modern Korean society

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