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The Cultural Politics of Justice and Violence Reproduced in Fantasy Dramas - Focused on the comparison between<Signal> and <Spatiotemporal call>

  • Journal of Popular Narrative
  • 2023, 29(1), pp.279-329
  • DOI : 10.18856/jpn.2023.29.1.009
  • Publisher : The Association of Popular Narrative
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : January 6, 2023
  • Accepted : February 6, 2023
  • Published : February 28, 2023

SUN CHEN 1

1연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study compared and analyzed violence of various kinds and the realization of justice in the fantasy drama that reproduced the problematic reality of violence in both <Signal> and Chinese remake drama <Spatiotemporal call>. It focuses on the cultural commonality and transformation surrounding narrative so that investigate the root of the problematic reality of violence. Then explore the possibility of an alternative to overcome the reality of the absence of justice and rampage of violence via solidarity to transcends time and space, which known as the social function of drama narrative beyond the system. It is hoped that fill the gap in between Korea and China about analyzing reproduced the violence of power in the medium of drama by revealed the source of the power violence in the problematic reality of comparative research. Through reconstructing the past violence and the absence of responsibility, together with the suffering of life that resists the violence expressed in long-term unsolved cases, this study explores the cultural politics of structural violence and meanwhile catch the repressed public voice and the social meaning. By means of comparatively analyzing of the narratives in Korean and Chinese dramas, it investigates the cultural commonality and avoidant cultural transformation and explores what political, cultural, and ideological backgrounds that they came from. Further, it has an insight into the inner characteristics of human nature and reveals the deep cultural implication of a pursuit of truth against the tyranny of power. It re-examines the possibility to resist violence in reality via that fantasy of transcending time and space achieved justice. Ultimately, it is meaningful that rethink about the cultural sharing and sympathy of both Korea and China by introspecting the past and seeking the future, so that attempt build a common alternative for the aim of fairness and justice.

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