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The Discourse Aspects on the Righteous Army Movement and the Role of ‘Yangmin’ discourse during the Korean Empire Period - Focusing on 『the Korea Daily News』 and 『the Hwangseong Sinmun』 -

Kim Heonju 1

1충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is intended to review the relation between the righteous army movement and the society through ‘Yangmin’ discourse of media during the Korean Empire Period. Basically, the tones of 『the Korea Daily News』, which was friendly towards the righteous army, and 『the Hwangseong Sinmun』, which was critical to the righteous army, were similar in the development process of ‘Yangmin’ discourse, but there were obvious differences. The ‘Yangmin’ discourse of 『the Korea Daily News』 was in the method of displaying local residents persecuted by and Japanese military and the police, and pro-Japanese groups. However, it also had tones of criticizing both the righteous army and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and sympathizing the position of local residents. The aspect of ‘Yangmin’ set by 『the Hwangseong Sinmun』 was the subject persecuted by all the righteous army, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and pro-Japanese groups. This coverage tendency had to be the criticism towards both sides. However, the influence of the criticism towards both sides was concentrated on the Righteous Army. In the situation that the Japanese Resident-General of Korea dominated the administration power and media control, the criticism on the military and police and the government was difficult to be influential, but the legitimacy of the Righteous Army was maintained under the slogan of ‘patriotism’ based on ‘justice’. This ‘Yangmin’ discourse of the criticism towards both sides partly contributed to the negative public opinions on the righteous army.

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