Sculptures by Wonsook Kim
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Lyric Brush
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In Wonsook Kim's paintings, the ironic reconfiguring of an incident is hardly tragic, not even satiric. To say that drama is at the heart of Wonsook's work is to recognize the duality of her conceptual and painterly perspectives, the dramatic (ritualistic) and dream-like power of her images, and the visual idiom that conceptually deconstructs the conventional. Thus her images are as continuous as human language and as universal as myths. - from the Introduction

Paintings and Drawings by Wonsook Kim
Selected and introduced by Wolhee Choe
New York: Hawks Publishing, 2004

In Wonsook Kim's paintings, the ironic reconfiguring of an incident is hardly tragic, not even satiric. To say that drama is at the heart of Wonsook's work is to recognize the duality of her conceptual and painterly perspectives, the dramatic (ritualistic) and dream-like power of her images, and the visual idiom that conceptually deconstructs the conventional. Thus her images are as continuous as human language and as universal as myths. - from the Introduction

Paintings and Drawings by Wonsook Kim
Selected and introduced by Wolhee Choe
New York: Hawks Publishing, 2004

The Journey of a Korean War Orphan
 
Where Are You Going, Thomas is a video documentary about Thomas Park Clement's extraordinary life. His father is assumed to be a U.S. military man who had visited Korea during the Korean War, and his mother was Korean. He was abandoned by his Korean mother when he was four or five years old after his father disappeared.
 
He had lived homeless until he was brought to an orphanage and adopted to the Clement family from Charlotte, North Carolina in 1958. Today he runs his own multi-million dollar medical device company that is changing the world now. He is also helping Korean adoptees all over the world. Produced by Jackie Choi, a Korean writer and graduate student of Indiana University.

Translated and Introduced by Constantine Contogenis and Wolhee Choe

These Poems are deceptively simple, thwarted love remaining their paradigm. But they also represent what we might, with historical hindsight, call "feminist" views since they depict rare instances in which Korean women were permitted to address their own emotions. Call them courtesan blues from the Chosun Dynasty, and read them for both pleasure and edification. -Sam Hamill

From Morning Calm to Midnight Sun

by Sunny Jo

An enormously moving autobiographical book by Korean adoptee Sunny Johnson titled FROM MORNING CALM TO MIDNIGHT SUN is out now – please email her for more details at: sunnyjo@alumni.sfu.ca
Windflower
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Dust of the Streets
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Translated by Wolhee Choe and Robert E. Hawks

The poems in this volume are selected and translated from Moon Chung-hee's poetry written over three decades. They are short lyrical pieces of poignant self-examination, evoking moments of bewilderment and hopeful resignation to the passage of time and imprisoning conditions of life.

The Journey of a Biracial Orphan of the Korean War

Thomas Park Clement musically invokes his early Dickensian childhood, tender pained youth (always hard at work and play), inventive enterprises and their phenomenal successes, and, in his adulthood, his ongoing concern about orphans with overflowing generosity and love.

This vibrant record of lived life differs from the greatest of fictional depictions of orphaned childhoods blighted into a ruin. For Thomas' solid creative soul that has withstood and triumphed emerges in this book as a superb work of art, capable of speaking to us of the mysteries of what it is to be human, what is best and beautiful in life, that transforms our own soul to a finer shape. It is a work of art the creative mind of the inventor has ceaselessly reshaped, a work of art that shows paths to freedom from the imprisoning past looking into the future by caring about others.

- Wolhee Choe

화가 김원숙의 첫 번째 그림에세이. 저자가 기나긴 타향살이를 하는 동안 하나둘씩 쓰기 시작한 글들을 모아 책으로 펴냈다. 64편의 글이 120여 점의 그림과 어우러져 잔잔한 감동을 전한다. 그림 그리는 일에 대해 화가가 품고 있는 생각과 화가로서의 일상, 그림 주제에 관한 글들이 ‘김원숙’이라는 화가를 이해하는 데 도움을 준다.

어린 시절 아버지의 신발을 닦으며 아버지 신발 속에 발을 넣어봤던 기억, 목을 다친 남편이 고개를 들 수 없어 거울을 통해 함께 달을 구경한 일, 아들의 아내가 될 여자에게 느낀 질투라는 당혹스런 감정과 . . .

Dust of the Streets: The Journey of a Biracial Orphan of the Korean War
The Journey of a Biracial Orphan of the Korean War

Thomas Park Clement musically invokes his early Dickensian childhood, tender pained youth (always hard at work and play), inventive enterprises and their phenomenal successes, and, in his adulthood, his ongoing concern about orphans with overflowing generosity and love.

This vibrant record of lived life differs from the greatest of fictional depictions of orphaned childhoods blighted into a ruin. For Thomas' solid creative soul that has withstood and triumphed emerges in this book as a superb work of art, capable of speaking to us of the mysteries of what it is to be human, what is best and beautiful in life, that transforms our own soul to a finer shape. It is a work of art the creative mind of the inventor has ceaselessly reshaped, a work of art that shows paths to freedom from the imprisoning past looking into the future by caring about others.

- Wolhee Choe
Have you been thinking about who your biological relatives are? You are not alone. According to an article published by the Korean newspaper, Korea Herald in 1999, about 2000 KADs (Korean Adoptees) visit Korea each year in search of their national, cultural, ethnic, or biological heritage.

Searching for biological family is an emotional journey which involves both internal and external issues. While some KADs have a stronger need or desire to search than others, we all have our own personal reasons for the choices we make. There are no right or wrong choices; every individual must make his or her decision about whether to embark upon a search.

Not all KADs have a need or a desire to find out more about who their birth-parents are, but if you feel the need to start this journey we hope the following information will be helpful. We have collected some advice on how to conduct a search, who to contact, available options, and personal stories of other people who, in one way or another, have been involved in birth family search or the issues surrounding this.

This handy, pocket-sized collection of search advice, addresses and contact information contains everything needed by adoptees that are starting to search for biological family in Korea. Compiled entirely by adult Korean adoptees, this multilingual resource book should have a place in the bookshelves of Korean adoptees and adoptive parents alike.