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"Cranes" by Hwang Sun-won

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Transcript of "Cranes" by Hwang Sun-won

Summary and Analysis
Theme: True friendship can overcome all barriers.
Setting: Village along the 38th Parallel between North and South Korea during early 1950s
Conflict: Man v. Man (Song-sam v. Tok-chae)
Man v. Self (Song-sam v. Song-sam)
Man v. Society (Song-sam v. South Korea)
POV/Tone: 3rd Person Omniscent, serious and nostalgic
Quick Summary: True friendship on opposite sides?
Country Origin
Korean War in the 1950's
Japanese rule from 1910-1945
(1945) Soviets declare war on Japan
Korean Split: North and South
Korean Demilitarized Zone
Arts, Sciences, and Technology
Pop Culture
Hwang Sun-won Biography
26 March 1915
14 September 2000

Lived in Pyongyang, Korea (North Korea)
Studied at Waseda University in Tokyo
(1957-1993) Korean Lit at Kyung Hee University
Victoria Lumanlan
"One who is almost impossible to categorize"
Jennifer Nguyen
"For a long time the two boys could not take their eyes away from the blue sky into which their crane had soared."
(Sun-won 4)
Written by Hwang Sun-won
by May Ann Gelle
Victoria Lumanlan
Jennifer Nguyen
Victoria Lumanlan
North Korea
- Communist
Dictator Kim Jong Un
South Korea
- Presidential
Pres. Park Geun-hye
North Korea borders China and Russia.
East mountains and west and south harborsa
May Ann Gelle
Kim Sung Hwan
Pieces of War
Kim Sung Hwan
Science studies
Military uses
May Ann Gelle
Lack in cinema making
Movies of freedom
American film influence
Magazines of US culture
Great change in fashion
American influence
Pop Culture
Traditional "Arirang"
Trot/Swing and Rock
The Kim Sisters
mid-1960s censorship
Pop Culture
Worldwide recognition
"Hallyu" wave
Works Cited
"HWANG SUN-WON." HWANG SUN-WON. Ed. Kim Chong-un. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. <http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/klt/96fall/hwangsunwon.htm>.

"Korean Writers: Hwang Sun-won." LTI Korea. Literature Translation Institute of Korea, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. <http://klti.or.kr/ke_04_03_011.do#>.

"Korean War." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War>.

"Korean War." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015. <http://www.history.com/topics/korean-war>.

"Korean War: 1950-1953." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/322419/Korean-War>.

Pak, Sŏng-nae, and Sŏng-nae Pak. Science and Technology in Korean History: Excursions, Innovations, and Issues. Fremont, CA: Jain Pub., 2005. Print

"1950's - Korean Rock Music." Music of Koreas Modern History. N.p., 27 Apr. 2014. Web. 24 Apr. 2015. <https://aolekanma.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/1950s-korean-rock-music/>.

Chung. "Regimes With Regimes: Fashion and Film Cultures in Korean 1950s." <http://kpopreader.com/2011/09/24/regimes-within-regimes-fashion-and-film-cultures-in-the-korean-1950s/>. Steven Chung, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.
May Ann Gelle
May Ann Gelle
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