This valley of Agyang-Myeon is a major setting of Toji, an epic series of 24 historical fiction novels about Korean modern history. Specifically, it's the location of Choichampandaek (최참판댁) which features in the story. I made it through about 50 pages of the first book in the series but, to be honest, it's still a tad over my level for easy reading. Hopefully I can revisit someday when I have more time to devote to it.
Tags: Around Korea
Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven
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