Ch'oe Hyon-mu, better known by her pen name Ch'oe Yun is a South Korean writer and professor of French literature. She made her literary debut at the relatively late age of 40, with There a Petal Silently Falls. After that debut Ch'oe was quickly recognized as one of the most important authors in modern Korea. Ch'oe's works are varied, but typically founded in particular political contexts. Ch'oe's work is elegant and emotional, and typically addresses the psychological damage created in post-World War II. Ch'oe is notable as one of the first novelists to focus on the impact gender roles have had in modern Korean literature.
Ch'oe was born in Seoul in 1953 and received her Ph. D from Sogang University. In 1978, Ch’oe graduated from Sogang University and went to France, where she received the doctorate de 3ème Cycle de l’Université de Provence D.E.A. in Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles.
She is living in Seoul with her family.
- The meaning of the name Yun: Kindness