[Human Asia News Letter] October 2019

October 2019 / No.110BOOKKim Ji Young, Born 1982 Title: Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 Author: Cho Nam-ju If you are a woman living in South Korea, you will be able to relate to the book “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982.” Reading this made me question if my future will be like the life of the…

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[Human Asia News Letter] August 2019

August 2019 / No.109BOOKBeijing Coma Title: Beijing Coma Author: Ma Jian (English translation by Flora Drew) On 18 August 2019, US President Donald Trump warned China against carrying out ‘another Tiananmen Square’ on Hong Kong’s growing number of pro-democracy protesters. Ma Jian’s Beijing Coma looks back to these protests which now took place over 30…

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[Human Asia News Letter] June 2019

June 2019 / No.108BOOKThe New Jim Crow Title : This Is Your Shelter Author : Hotaeg Lee, Myungsook Cho Book Review : June 20th is the World Refugee Day. Refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. Refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution…

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[Human Asia News Letter] April 2019

April 2019 / No.107BOOKThe New Jim Crow Title : The New Jim Crow Author : Michelle Alexander Book Review : “The New Jim Crow” is a book by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar. The book discusses race-related issues specific to African-American males and mass incarceration in the United States. Michelle Alexander…

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[Human Asia News Letter] February 2019

February 2019 / No.105BOOKThe Hottentot Venus Title : The Hottentot Venus Author : Rachael Holmes Book Review : Hottentot Venus, a combination of ‘Hottentot’, which means strange and heterogeneous, and obscene, and ‘Venus’, the word that symbolizes goddess, refers to a woman who was at the center of controversy in the early 19th Century London.…

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[Human Asia News Letter] October 2018

October 2018 / No.101BOOK나쁜 페미니스트 (Bad Feminist)   Title: Bad Feminist (2016) Writer: Roxane Gay “Roxane Gay” is a New York Times best seller of “Bad Feminist”. However, she does not pressure you to become a feminist or actively involved in related activities. She claims that it is enough to realize what’s happening in your…

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[Human Asia News Letter] June 2018

April 2018 / No. 94BOOK법과 사회와 인권 (Law, Society and Human Rights) Title: 법과 사회와 인권 (Law, Society and Human Rights) Writer: 안경환 (Kyung-hwan Ahn) Ahn doesn’t just swing and miss with his ambitious title; he swings and cracks a hole in reality, leaving us all unsure of the conventional concept of ‘law’, ‘society’ and…

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[Human Asia News Letter] April 2018

April 2018 / No. 94BOOK법과 사회와 인권 (Law, Society and Human Rights) Title: 법과 사회와 인권 (Law, Society and Human Rights) Writer: 안경환 (Kyung-hwan Ahn) Ahn doesn’t just swing and miss with his ambitious title; he swings and cracks a hole in reality, leaving us all unsure of the conventional concept of ‘law’, ‘society’ and…

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[Human Asia News Letter] February 2018

February 2018 / No. 93BOOK인권수업 (Human Rights Lesson) Title: 인권수업 (Human Rights Lesson) Writer: 이은진 (Eun Jin Lee) The human rights in school has always been unhappy one. Recent incidents such as a middle school girl assaulted by fellow classmate, a school teacher assaulted by group of students, suicide caused by bullying show the severity…

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