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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This book offers a history of Korea from the tum of the century through the end of World War II. But it is more than that: It is an autobiographical account of Peter Hyun, who with his family, witnessed and participated in the making of modern Korean history. Hyun, born in 1907, was one of eight children who lived and went to school under Japanese rule. In 1919 he witnessed a massive demonstration in which thousands of Koreans shouted "MAN SEI!"-- Long Live Korea -- and watched as Japanese police and military killed countless demonstrators, hence the title of this book. The author's father, the Rev. Soon Hyun, spent his career serving the Methodist church and leading the movement for Korean independence.
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