A deeply compelling saga of love, jealously, honor, and greed, And So Flows History (Y��?ksan��?n h��?r��?nda, 1947) depicts the relentless power of exterior forces on the individual lives of three generations of the illustrious Cho family--from the waning years of the Choson dynasty in the late nineteenth century to the tumultuous postliberation era.
Hahn Moo-Sook (1918-1993) is one of Korea's most celebrated writers of modern realist literature. She received many awards for her writing, including the 1986 Grand Prix of the Republic of Korea Literature Award for her novel Encounter. And So Flows History, Hahn's first novel, received first prize in a 1947 contest organized by a major Korean daily. Young-Key Kim-Renaud is the eldest daughter of Hahn Moo-Sook. She is chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and professor of Korean language and culture and international affairs at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.