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Hyun: In the New World

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In 1924 seventeen-year-old Peter Hyun arrived in Hawaii with three younger siblings, leaving behind family and friends in Japanese-occupied Seoul and the Korean community of exiles in Shanghai. The early chapters of this spirited autobiographical account, the sequel to Man Sei!, recount Hyun's life as a young Korean coming of age in Hawaii and as a college student studying ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by University of Hawaii Press
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Beth Harper
Hyun is one of those Zelig figures, for the 1930s-1950s. He was involved in avant-garde theater and WPA projects in New York City, and was a good friend of May Sarton's; was in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed; served in the army in the 1940s (including a stint in post-war Korea) and during the 1950s, was accused of being a communist. I found his accounts of life in Hawaii in the 1930s and 1940s the most interesting, but he made even his entrance into the insurance industry interesting.
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