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<Zainichi Korean Literature> and the Incident by Kim, Hee Ro -Focusing on「The Wall of Eyes」by Kim, Hak Young-

Lim sang min 1

1동의대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Focusing on「The Wall of Eyes」by Kim, Hak Young published in 1969, this paper analyzed the self-structuring process of the second-generation Korean Japanese. Especially, through the analysis on the process of inputting the incident by Kim, Hee-Ro who held hostage to cry for abolishing discrimination against Korean Japanese in February, 1968, the Korea-Japan politics focusing on the self-structuring was considered. The novel above has been positively evaluated by preceding researches, to be successful in structuring 'the middleman-like' main agent based on dual basis in Korea and Japan, and Kim, Hak Young's historical perception. Viewing the process of inputting the news article of the time about the incident by Kim, Hee Ro, however, it took a basis of self-structuring as 'a man-in-the-middle' by choosing only Japanese' opinions as an assailant in the dichotomous structure between victim and assailant. Originally, 'a man-in-the-middle' means the position that can relativize Korea and Japan through the dual basis. Viewing the interpretation of the North Korea Repatriation Project inserted in the ending scene of the novel, however, it does not pay attention to Korea-Japan politics of the time about the event. Thus, focusing on「The Wall of Eyes」evaluated as a transitional novel related to Kim, Hak Young's historical perception, this paper suggested the necessity of the research on Korea-Japan mutual negotiations, concerning the standardized forming process of self-structuring and historical perception.

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