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|Subject||Printing Book Making|
On Wednesday, November 9th, 2:00pm-4:00pm, the Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “Printing Book Making” in collaboration with National Hangeul Museum. Participants will briefly learn about the first Korean novel written in Hangeul and make a unique printing book using Hanji.
Hong Gildong jeon (Hangul: 홍길동전) is a Korean novel, often translated as The Story of Hong Gildong, written during the Joseon Dynasty. Hong Gildong, an illegitimate son of a noblemen and his lowborn concubine, is the main character of the story. Gifted with supreme intelligence and supernatural abilities, he steal from rich and corrupt aristocrats, which has drawn him comparisons to famous bandits like the English folk hero Robin Hood and Australia’s Ned Kelly.
Participants will experience the old way of book printing on Hanji, and using those Hanji papers, make their own printing book, “Hong Gildong jeon.”
The class is free of charge. You can sign up in person or by email only.