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Asia-Pacific War and Chosengun in the works of Matsumoto Seicho

Youngsuk Gim 1

1동북아역사재단

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ABSTRACT

Matsumoto Seicho served as a Nursing soldier in Yongsan and Jeongeup, for about a year and three months. From this experience, he wrote six novels and one autobiography. This paper analyzed related works focusing on the period Seicho spent in Yongsan. Through analysis of Seicho’s military-related works, first, I looked at the problems of expanding conscription and military service corruption to solve the shortage of troops. Secondly, you can see the barracks scenery of Yongsan and the daily life and feelings of Seicho, a Nursing soldier. Third, The problems of implementing the conscription system in colonial Chosen can be seen.

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