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    DescriptionAn unforgettable memoir weaving the author's childhood with five generations of Korean history Against the backdrop of modern Korea's violent and tumultuous history, "To Kill A Tiger" is a searing portrait of a woman and a society in the midst of violent change. Drawing on Korean legend and myth, as well as an Asian woman's unique perspective on the United States, Lee weaves her compelling personal narrative with a collective and accessible history of modern Korea, from Japanese colonialism to war-era comfort women, from the genocide of the Korean War to the government persecution and silence of Cold War-era pogroms. The ritual of storytelling, which she shares with the women of her family, serves as a window into a five-generation family saga, and it is through storytelling that Lee comes to appreciate the sacrifices of her ancestors and her own now American place in her family and society. In "To Kill A Tiger" Lee provides a revelatory look at war and modernization in her native country, a story of personal growth, and a tribute to the culture that formed her.

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    To Kill a Tiger
    A Memoir of Korea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jid Lee
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9781590202661
    ISBN 10: 159020266X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 10, 71
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
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    B&T Approval Code: A15406040
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    DC22: 951.9504092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CT1848.L44 A3 2010
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 951.9504092
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: DNC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    Praise for "To Kill a Tiger" "Part memoir, part social history, "To Kill a Tiger" seamlessly ties together Jid Lee's moving personal narrative of girlhood in South Korea and the story of Korea's traumatic modern history of division, colonization, and war, and of South Korea's tumultuous road to democracy. Lee's accessible and engaging writing style, combined with her authoritative voice on Korean history and politics, makes "To Kill a Tiger" an invaluable resource to anyone who wants to know more about the divided Korean peninsula and the United States' role in it. It is a rare treat to read about this era of South Korean history from the perspective of a Korean woman. Through her personal experiences, Lee speaks out against the unjust treatment of women that occurs systematically both in the intimate registers of domestic life and at the level of social administration. The publication of this book is a triumph and a testament to Lee's courage." -- Grace M. Cho, PhD, author of