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Koreanist Book Club: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Koreanist Book Club: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo is a very controversial book in South Korea. Some K-pop fans set photos on fire over a female idol member talking about having read it. It has also sold more than a million copies, which is rare in Korean publishing market. It was translated into Japanese, which lead angry Korean men to leave poorly Google translated reviews on Amazon Japan. It is accused of being divisive and even misandrist, when all it really does is illustrate an average Korean woman's life. Men seem to think that the author intentionally put together a series…
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