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Representation of the image of Koreans in modern Japan and the recognition of the Others - Focusing on “Joseon manga” and “Joseon mangako” -

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2019, (73), pp.37-73
  • DOI : 10.31310/HUM.073.02
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : April 8, 2019
  • Accepted : May 8, 2019
  • Published : May 31, 2019

Hwang Ikkoo 1

1청암대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

In this paper, I focused on the visual genre of cartoon about the reproduction and the representation of the negative and discriminative images of the Joseon dynasty and Koreans in modern Japan. There are not many book publications that reproduce the images of Joseon and Koreans in modern Japan through comics. “Joseon manga”, published by Usuda Zanun and Torigoe Seiki, is a unique and special text. In addition, in 1927, Okamoto Ippei published a comic book series called “Joseon mangako”, which is an important text in that it offers lots of suggestions to the problem of image reproduction of Joseon and Koreans. In this paper, I have made a comparative analysis of these two texts and found that the images of Joseon and Koreans reproduced in the texts unfolded in a very contrastive way. In addition, this comparative analysis has pointed out the problem of the reproduction and the representation of the images of Joseon and Koreans in modern Japan. It also provided us with an opportunity to reconsider the limitations of both Japanese recognition of “the Others “and Japanese interpretation of Orientalism at the same time.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.