Younghill Kang

Fellow: Awarded 1933

Field of Study: Fiction

Fellow: Awarded 1934

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-10-1903

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

KANG, YOUNGHILL: Appointed for the writing of a novel, abroad; tenure, twelve months from August 22, 1933.

Born May 10, 1903, in Korea. Education: Youngsaing College, Graduate, 1918; Dalhousie University, 1921; Boston University, B.Sc., 1925; Harvard University, Ed.M., 1927.

Member of the editorial staff of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1928-29; Lecturer on Comparative Literature, 1929—, New York University.

Publications: Translations of Oriental Poetry, 1929; The Grass Roof, 1931; The Happy Grove, 1933; Das Grasdach, 1933. Articles in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, The National Encyclopaedia, The Saturday Review of Literature, The New Republic, The Nation, The Asia Magazine, The Symposium, Kidok-Shinmmon (in Korean), and other periodicals. Translations of English classics into Chinese and Korean.