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Kang, Minsoo

Works: 13 works in 49 publications in 3 languages and 2,567 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Legends  Conference papers and proceedings  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Fiction  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Minsoo Kang
Sublime dreams of living machines : the automaton in the European imagination by Minsoo Kang( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the dawn of European civilization to the twentieth century, the automaton--better known today as the robot--has captured the Western imagination and provided a vital lens into the nature of humanity. Historian Minsoo Kang argues that to properly understand the human-as-machine and the human-as-fundamentally-different-from-machine, we must trace the origins of these ideas and examine how they were transformed by intellectual, cultural, and artistic appearances of the automaton throughout the history of the West. Kang tracks the first appearance of the automaton in ancient myths through the medieval and Renaissance periods, marks the proliferation of the automaton as a central intellectual concept in the Scientific Revolution and the subsequent backlash during the Enlightenment, and details appearances in Romantic literature and the introduction of the living machine in the Industrial Age. He concludes with a reflection on the destructive confrontation between humanity and machinery in the modern era and the reverberations of the humanity-machinery theme today. Sublime Dreams of Living Machines is an ambitious historical exploration and, at heart, an attempt to fully elucidate the rich and varied ways we have utilized our most uncanny creations to explore essential questions about ourselves. --Book Jacket
The story of Hong Gildong by Kyun Hŏ( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Gildong, a brilliant but illegitinate son of a noble government minister, cannot advance in society and embarks on a series of adventures, joining a band of outlaws, vanquishing assassins and monsters, and founding his own kingdom
Visions of the industrial age, 1830-1914 : modernity and the anxiety of representation in Europe by Minsoo Kang( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment, and with a particular focus on expressions of tension and anxiety about modernity, this collection examines visual culture in nineteenth-century Europe as it attempted to redefine itself in the face of social change and new technologies. Contributing scholars from the fields of history, art, literature and the history of science investigate the role of visual representation and the dominance of the image by looking at changing ideas expressed in representations of science, technology, politics, and culture in advertising, art, periodicals, and novels."--BOOK JACKET
Soft ground engineering in coastal areas : proceedings of the Nakase Memorial Symposium, Yokosuka, Japan, 28-29 November 2002 by Nakase Memorial Symposium( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of tales and enigmas by Minsoo Kang( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful lady who can only be seen from far away, a machine that generates an entire civilization, a king who loves the hidden life of an inanimate statue, a city that appears once a year across a great chasm, an ancient Korean king assassinated in the dark of the night, a ghost that haunts soldiers on the DMZ - these are just some of the stories from the transcultural and metafictional imagination of Minsoo Kang
An emperical investigation of characteristics of children's physical activity recall by Minsoo Kang( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invincible and righteous outlaw : the Korean hero Hong Gildong in literature, history, and culture by Minsoo Kang( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Association between objectively measured sedentary behavior and a criterion measure of obesity among adults( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Objective: Results of published studies on the association between sedentary behavior (SB) and obesity are inconsistent, possibly due to reliance on subjective measures of SB and inappropriate measures of obesity. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between objectively measured SB and criterion‐measured obesity among adults. Methods: A total of 2284 adults (≥18 years) from the 2003 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were included in the analysis. The participants were categorized into tertiles of SB time measured by accelerometry. Obesity was determined using body fat percentage measured by dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry. Results: Increased SB was significantly associated with obesity when controlling for covariates related to demographics, health behaviors, energy intake, and physical activity ( P for trends = .025). Conclusions: This finding suggests that avoiding SB may be beneficial for lowering the risk of obesity in adults
The year's best fantasy & horror : Twentieth Annual Collection by Ellen Datlow( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collects fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and gothic stories chosen from the past year, including works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, and Bill Lewis
Main character hides his strength : enemy of the world by Roadwarrior( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Sungchul Kim, the man who reached the pinnacle of physical strength. Wielding the divine hammer, Fal Garaz, he goes on a quest to defeat the Demon King and put an end to the Calamities. However, having almost reached the end of his quest, he hits a wall which cannot be overcome by pure force. Resolved to do anything to accomplish his goal, he hides his identity and returns to the place where everything began all those years ago. To start anew on the path of Magic for the sake of a promise. His dismal past, his difficult present, and his desperate future constantly weighs on his mind. His name inspires dread in all, and even those saved by his hands wish him death. For he is- The Enemy of the World." -- Back cover
Yaşayan makinelerin olağanüstü düşleri : Avrupa imgeleminde otomatlar by Minsoo Kang( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Giriş • 9 |x 1 OTOMATIN GÜCÜ 27 |x 2 SİHİR İLE MEKANİK ARASINDA: |x ORTAÇAĞ VE RÖNESANS DÖNEMLERİNDE OTOMAT 81 |x 3 DÜNYA-MAKİNE İÇİNDE İNSAN-MAKlNE, 1637-1748 144 |x 4 INSAN-MAKINEDEN OTOMAT-İNSANA 1748-1793 200 |x 5 TEKİNSİZ OTOMAT, 1789-1833 251 |x 6 SANAYİ ÇAĞININ YAŞAYAN MAKİNELERİ, 1833-1914 301 |x 7 ROBOTLARIN İSYANI, 1914-1935 354 |x |x Sonuç 396 |x Notlar 413 |x Teşekkürler 493 |x
Hong Gildong kalandjai( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Hungarian and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sublime dreams of living machines : the automaton in the European imagination
Visions of the industrial age, 1830-1914 : modernity and the anxiety of representation in EuropeOf tales and enigmasThe year's best fantasy & horror : Twentieth Annual Collection
Alternative Names
Minsoo, Kang

Minsoo Kang American writer

Minsoo Kang escritor estadounidense