Margaret Juhae Lee is seeking representation for Starry Field: A Memoir of Lost History, which chronicles her search for information on her grandfather who was a student revolutionary in colonial Korea. She received a Bunting Fellowship from Harvard University and a Korea Studies Fellowship from the Korea Foundation in support of research for her book.
Margaret is a contributor to Oakland Magazine and also works as a communication consultant. Previously, she was an editor for the Books and the Arts section at The Nation magazine. She has written articles and reviews for The Nation, Newsday, Elle, ARTnews, the Progressive, and VIA, among other publications.
She is a second-generation Korean-American and lives in Oakland with her husband and two sporty children.
Starry Field: A Memoir of Lost History is a personal account of Margaret Juhae Lee’s family history through three generations. It tells the story of her grandfather, a student revolutionary who was imprisoned for protesting Japanese rule in colonial Korea. The details of his life were seemingly lost during the Korean War, when his wife burned all of his papers in order to escape political persecution. Lee, his American-born granddaughter, never learned of the Korean side of her heritage until adulthood.
Lee Chul Ha
Kum Soon Min
Grandmother + Father
Eun Sul Lee + Eun Suk Lee
Father + Uncle
Chong Mahn Lee
Eun Sul Lee
Margaret Juhae Lee
Seoul’s Celluloid Soul: Korea’s Local Film Quota Has Hollywood Hopping Mad, (Anthologized in Readings in Mass Communications: Media Literacy and Culture by Kimberley Massey, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Second edition, 2001.)
Remains of the Day, Review of A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee
Korea’s Fallout, Review of Ten Thousand Sorrows: The Extraordinary Journey of a Korean War Orphan by Elizabeth Kim