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Great Books of East Asia – The Story of Hong Gildong

Great Books of East Asia will provide you with the chance to go on a rollicking and picaresque adventure with Hong Gildong, the “Robin Hood of Korea.” The Story of Hong Gildong is one of the most popular and influential premodern Korean novels and remains important in Korean culture and literature. Join historian Dr. Minsoo Kang, translator of the recent Penguin Classics edition of The Story of Hong Gildong, who will help us to understand how the son of a nobleman becomes the leader of a band of honest outlaws meting out their own version of justice to the corrupt and entitled. Master NCTA teacher Anne Gerbner will provide some context for incorporating this story into the curriculum.

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