Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

Start Date: January 28, 2019
End Date: April 22, 2019
Time Detail: Online book discussion with seven assignments due on specific dates
Location: Online
Type of Course: Book Groups
Course Description: This highly acclaimed novel covers the years 1910-1989, a huge historical span, and deals with “a sweeping, multigenerational saga about one Korean family making its way in Japan.”(People) Caroline Kennedy, in 2017, wrote the following in her introduction to the story: “ Pachinko represents a breakthrough portrayal of an invisible society within a society—Koreans in Japan…Hostility, mistrust, and interdependence between China, Korea, and Japan have existed for centuries. Reducing those tensions is a top strategic priority for the United States and for American ambassadors to the region.” Teachers participating in the book group will explore issues such as the validity of the portrayal of the Japanese occupation of Korea and the portrayal of Korean immigrants in Japan.
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Offered to: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia