On November 2, 2010, Dr. Jin Young Choi, professor of American literature (emeritus) at Jungang University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke at The Korea Society to secondary social studies and language arts teachers as part of the New York City Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program Korean History through Literature. Dr. Choi introduced Korean literature that deals with the Korean War, including One Woman’s Way, a collection of her columns published in the Korea Herald, The Naked Tree, written by Pak, Wan-so, and The Red Hill written by Ha, Geun-chan. As a survivor of the Korean War, Dr. Choi shared her vivid memories and experiences of the Korean War and emphasized that the Korean War, which is often called as the forgotten war, needs to be remembered and taught in a meaningful way.
Jin Young Choi taught at the University of North Carolina for five years before becoming a professor of American literature at Chung-Ang University in Seoul. She was president of the American Studies Association in 2000. She is a graduate of Seoul National University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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