The Engaging Story of a Peace Corp Volunteer in 1960s Korea

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Charles A. Hobbie shares life-changing experiences in new memoir

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In his new memoir, “The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Years in Korea” (published by iUniverse), Charles A. Hobbie writes in detail about his training and work as a young Peace Corps volunteer who served in Korea in the early days of the Peace Corps.

“The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog” captures the essence of post-war life in Korea – the poverty, Koreans’ determination to improve their lives, their suspicion of foreigners, the beauty of the country’s mountains and countryside and the age-old customs of a 4,000 year-old culture.

Filled with insights into the times and the people both in Korea and the Peace Corps, this memoir captures the essence of a rapidly changing nation. Hobbie narrates the experiences of his three unforgettable, challenging years in Korea from 1968 – 1971. He describes the people, streets and markets of Daegu, the friendships and fellowship of students and fellow teachers, the rugged mountain ranges, the exuberance of Korean drumming and dancing and the laughter and kindness of Korean families.

Told through the eyes of a young Peace Corps volunteer, this firsthand account provides a look at the early years of Korea’s transformation while telling Hobbie’s own life-changing story.

About the Author
Charles A. Hobbie joined Peace Corps/Korea in 1968 after earning degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Wisconsin. He has since served on Peace Corps staff and become a labor lawyer. He is now associate general counsel for the Peace Corps and lives with his wife, Young-ei, in Falls Church, Va.

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