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Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier

Theodore Hughes


Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910–1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early twentieth century, these artists sought subtle strategies for representing the realities of colonialism and global modernity. This book begins by unpacking the relations among literature, film, and art in Korea's colonial period, paying particular attention to the emerging proletarian movement, literary modernism, nativism, and wartime mobilization. It then demonstrates how these developments informed ... More

Keywords: Korean writers, Japanese colonial rule, global modernity, colonialism, nativism, wartime mobilization, North Korea, South Korea, Korean Peninsula

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231157490
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodore Hughes, author