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Dispositif of culture by Exoticism in the Enlightenment Era of Korea- on the Case of Choi, Chan-Sik's fictions

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2008, 0(17), pp.91-120
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

KWAGSEUNGMI 1

1이화여자대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study has aimed at examining closely the cultural identity of people who lived in the modern period of enlightenment, on the case of the New Novel by Choi, Chan-Sik. The moving abroad and foreign taste which be applied repeatedly in his novel is the representation to show civilization and enlightenment visibly to readers who didn't know it, through imagination. Therefore, This get to be the motive that the outside of Chosun is the center and inside is the others on the contrary. The confusion of identity to be inevitably resulted from regarding a inside as a outside is represented as a mad girl student who is a outsider and a victim on his novel. The tragedy which makes top-down exoticism by grading the world for standard of civilization and rationalizes the polygamy(two-wives) by recalling the traditional morals, sew up the spilt of identity of Chosun peoples in that period.

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