12th century Georgian epic poem The Knight in the Panther’s Skin by iconic Georgian author Shota Rustaveli has been translated in Korean in Seoul. It is noteworthy, that it is the first translation of famous Georgian poem in Korean language.
Korean translation of the poem by Shota Rustaveli “The Knight in the Tiger’s Skin” was published in limited quantity by the publisher-ZMANZ. The poem was translated by Professor Cho Ju-Kwan of Yonsei University. Translation of the poem took nearly 10 years.
The Embassy of Georgia helped Prof. Cho to get in touch with the Rector of Tbilisi Free University, Prof. Guram Chikovani who assisted Prof. Cho in the process of translation. The Embassy helped Professor in finding the sponsors as well.
During his work on the translation particular assistance was given to Prof. Cho by Ms. Rusudan Pirtskhalava, graduate student of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
Noteworthy that this book is the first translation of Georgian literary work in Korean language. The author plans in the near future to publish his own research about Shota Rustaveli’s “The Knight in the Tiger’s Skin.”