To Kill a Tiger

To Kill a Tiger : A Memoir of Korea

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 158 x 228 x 36mm | 621.42g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Dtion.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 159020266X
  • 9781590202661
  • 1,006,321

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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

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