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THE AUTUMN blues, an unusually strong desire for food, clear blue skies, crisp yet chilly air and falling leaves….These signs are a few of nature's gifts that remind us that autumn has come. There is one more staple of fall to add to this list - reading. Whether nestled inside a sunlit library or settle dunder a scarlet maple tree, grabbing a book and reading is particularly delightful in fall. Here are some books that Yonseians would like to recommend to their fellow students. ?was the reading season! 

   
Yi Yoo-jung
Fresh., Area of Social Science

  Only Once, My Life by Chang Young-hee is an unforgettable book. Now a professor at Sogang University, Chang, a victim of polio, writes about the small yet important things in life that we tend to miss. Her profound stories persuade readers to look back and think about life. The chapter about fathers actually affected me a lot in my relationship with my father. Her book helped me better understand the physically challenged more and gave me a 
                                  chance to reflect upon my life.


Kim Doo-young
Sr., Dept. of Sociology
Patrick Suskind's Perfume is my favorite book. I have read it three times. Suskind captures the instinct in mankind to conceal one's inner emotions as well as desires, and elaborately explores those innately human attributes. Furthermore, since I am interested in perfumes, it was quite fascinating to read about the popular perfumes of the 17th and 18th century, how they were made, and how they should be used. The fact that it is a piece of German literature also caught my eye as I major in German Lang. and Lit. as well.


Heo Young-seuk
Faculty of the Central Library
Pyohaerok is a historical document that was recorded in the 15th century by a Jeju Island official, Choi Bu. He leaves the island by boat to attend his father's funeral, but loses his way, landing instead on the southern province of China during the Ming dynasty. He depicts the lifestyle and geography of China, from Southern China to Beijing, while narrating his journey back home. This adventure will give Yonseians a new perspective on 15th century China, which is uniquely different from more popular documents by Western explorers.


Howard Kahm
Ph.D. Candidate,
Exchange student from UCLA

There are times when young people get stressed from their daily lives and routines. For those of you going through a rough time, I would like to recommend The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. This self-help book is for people who are looking for ways to improve their lives and deal with emotions as well as stressful relationships. The book guides readers about ways to confront emotional issues, particularly family issues.

 


Kim Sue-jin
Jr., Col. of Law

Korea's Serial Murders, written by a professor of Korea National Police University, socially and psychologically analyzes crimes such as the serial murders by Yoo Young-chul from 2003 to 2004. The book explains the childhoods, behaviors, and dynamic traits of serial killers. Another book on criminology, Hwaseong Isn't Over Yet was written by the police officer in charge of investigating the serial murders at Hwaseong from 1986 to 1991. The author points out the prevalent misconceptions of the incident spread by the media.

 


Park Hong-lee
Prof., Dept. of Physics

I would like to recommend The Power of Positive Thinking written by Norman Vincent Peale. I first read the book while I was serving in the military in 1965. Since then, I bought 23 more copies; I buy and read it each year and then give each new copy to those around me. The author gives real life examples of people who went through positive changes in life. These lessons influenced me immensely, mostly by helping me form a positive attitude towards life and its ups and downs.

 

PHOTOGRAPHED BY KANG GWAN-MO, KIM HYE-JI, KIM YOUNG-SUNG


 

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