Winter Sonata (2002)


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 Title Winter Sonata [겨울연가], Winter Ballad, Winter Love Song, Endless Love 2
 Genre  Drama, Romance
 Episodes  20
Network  KBS2
 Main Cast
  • Bae Yong Jun as Kang Joon Sang/ Lee Min Hyung
  • Choi Ji Woo as Jung Yu Jin
  • Park Yong Ha as Kim Sang Hyuk
  • Park Sol Mi as Oh Che Lin
  • Lee Hye Eun as Long Jin Suk (Yu Jin’s best friend)
  • Ryu Seung Soo as Kwon Yong Kuk (classmate who reads palms)
  • Song Ok Sook as Pianist Kang Mi Hee (Joon Sang’s mother)
  • Ha Jae Young as Jung Hyun Soo (Yu Jin’s father)
  • Kim Hae Sook as Yu Jin’s mother
  • Jung Dong Hwan as Professor Kim Jin Woo (Sang Hyuk’s father)
  • Lee Hyo Choon as Sang Hyuk’s mother
  • Jung Won Jong as Park Jong Ho (teacher)
  • Jang Hang Sun as Supervisor Min
  • Kwon Hae Hyo as Lee Min Hyung’s subordinate
 Director  Yun Seok Ho, Lee Hyung Min
 Screenwriter  Kim Eun Hee, Yoon Eun Kyung, Oh Soo Yun
 Official Website(s)  http://www.kbs.co.kr/end_program/drama/winter/
 Fan Website(s)
 Description An introverted high schooler opens up and falls in love with the girl next door, but disappears suddenly. Ten years later, they have a high school reunion – and maybe another chance at love!

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An Informal Review of Sun Jung’s “Korean Masculinities”: Part 2, or Why We’re Not Going to Talk about Bae Yong Joon

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD

Elon University

So, Nabi has given you a pretty good overview of the book and our general observations of it. Chapter 2 includes Sun Jung’s reading of the masculinity represented by Bae Yong Joon. We here at KPK have pretty strong opinions because most of the time, we are fairly confident in what we’re talking about.  This is the reason why I’m not going to talk about Sun Jung’s analysis of Bae Yong Joon. I haven’t seen Winter Sonata, so I can’t tell say anything about her reading of the way “middle-aged Japanese women” (her phrase) read Bae Yong Joon’s masculinity.

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