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Peter Lee


Professor Emeritus (ret.) of Korean & Comparative Literature

Department: Asian Languages & Cultures
290 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540
Phone: 310-794-8934

Keywords: Korea, Literature, Korean Studies

Literary history of Korea; critical issues in literary history.

Kranich am Meer: Koreanische Gedichte. Munich: Carl Hanser, 1959. Reprint, Munich:

Wilhelm Heyne, 1987.

Studies in Old Korean Poetry. Rome: Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente, 1959.

Anthology of Korean Poetry: From the Earliest Era to the Present. New York: John Day,

1964. Revised edition as Poems from Korea: A Historical Anthology. Honolulu:

University Press of Hawaii, 1974.

Korean Literature: Topics and Themes. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1965.

Lives of Eminent Korean Monks. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969.

Flowers of Fire: Twentieth-Century Korean Stories. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii,

1974. Revised edition, 1986.

Songs of Flying Dragons: A Critical Reading. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975.

The Korean translation, Yongbi och¡¯on ka ui pip¡¯yongjok haesok, tr. Kim Songon.

Seoul: T¡¯aehaksa, 1998.

Celebration of Continuity: Themes in Classic East Asian Poetry. Cambridge: Harvard

University Press, 1979.

The Silence of Love: Twentieth-Century Korean Poetry. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii,


Anthology of Korean Literature: From Early Times to the Nineteenth Century. Honolulu:

University Press of Hawaii, 1981. Revised edition, 1990.

A Korean Storyteller's Miscellany: The P'aegwan chapki of O Sukkwon. Princeton: Princeton

University Press, 1989.

Modern Korean Literature: An Anthology. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.

Pine River and Lone Peak: An Anthology of Three Choson Dynasty Poets. Honolulu:

University of Hawaii Press, 1991.

Sourcebook of Korean Civilization. 2 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993-96.

The Italian translation, 3 vols., Fonti per lo studio della civilta coreana, Milano: O Barra

O, 2000-2002.

Sources of Korean Tradition. 2 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997-2001.

The Record of the Black Dragon Year. Seoul: Institute of Korean Culture, Korea University,

And Honolulu: Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii, 2000.

Myths of Korea. Somerset and Seoul: Jimoondang International, 2000.

The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press,


A History of Korean Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Echoing Song: Contemporary Korean Women Poets. Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2005.

Oral Literature of Korea. Seoul: Jimoondang, 2005.

The Story of Traditional Korean Literature (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press), 2013


Articles and translations in Dictionary of Ming Biography; Dictionary of Oriental Literatures; Elek Book of Oriental Verse; Encyclopedia Britannica; Encyclopedia of Asian History; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century; Hudson Review; Journal of the American Oriental Society; McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography; Monumenta Serica; Oriens Extremus; Penguin Book of Modern Verse Translation; Poetry (Chicago); Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics; and T'oung Pao.

Reviews in Asian Perspectives; Comparative Literature; Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies; Journal of Asian Studies; Journal of the American Oriental Society; Korea Journal; Korea Studies; Oriens Extremus; and World Literature Today.