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Comparative Study of Roles in Novels Featured by Collective Agriculture of China and North Korea - Focus on Two Long Novels of The New Spring of Shixiyi and Shinning-sun Sky -

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  • 2013, 31(), pp.5-34
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Published : June 30, 2013

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1중국 칭다오과학기술대학

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ABSTRACT

As notable socialist countries and under the same system, China and North Korea have experienced many similar stages in their development of socialist system, owing to their regional particularity and commonality of thought background. Among these stages, collective agriculture is regarded as an enormous social change which focuses on rural areas because of its symbolic role in the process of Socialist Transformation in these two countries. While the collective agriculture appeared against level of productivity at that time and carried out the radicalism development ahead of that time, and ended in failure, it has approved the astray direction, policy and rout that were carried out in social practice. However, the social revolutions labeled like“collective agriculture" are prone to be currently forgotten by people and ignored gradually in the development of times. In fact, collective agriculture is of great significance in bettering peasants’ lifestyle and then help promoting great revolutions politically, economically and culturally in both countries. Specifically in the political level, collective agriculture is a necessary and unavoidable stage to realize the communism. In this essay, the author explores the differences and reasons about the collective agriculture implemented in the two countries through making a comparison of characters between the New Spring of Shixiyi written by Qian Shifeng and Shinning-sun Sky by Haoran. Personally, I reckon that this sort of comparative study is not only concerns the cultural research in the two countries, but also plays a positive role in social research at the same time. The novels featured by collective agriculture contain people’s senses under certain historical situations and, moreover, reflect the people’s inner world during enormous historical changes.

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