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One of the ways of cultural education for immigrator out of North Korea - Focus on <Tan-gun mythology> and <Ju-mong mythology>

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2014, (29), pp.67-107
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Yun Jeong Choi 1

1용인대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This research understands the growing number of immigrator out of North Korea as the cultural Diaspora. Thus this research starts from the perception that around 20,000 of immigrator from North Korea desperately need the cultural education about thinking and background of human science which are popularly accepted in South Korea. This research reviews the survey data from trainees (North Korean immigrator) in the lecture of <Human science in terms of unification> where the author taught on <Tan-gun mythology> and <Ju-mong mythology>. Also, This research analyzes the meaningness as the text for cultural education which <Tan-gun mythology> and <Ju-mong mythology> possess. In addition, looking into the meaning of <Tan-gun mythology> and <Ju-mong mythology> in the cultural education for North Korean immigrator, this research summarizes these mythologies' meaningness as 2 aspects such as the possibility of a collective epic poetry for cultural identity and the possibility of a personal epic poetry for healing for a trauma coming from the difficult immigration process. Finally, this research suggests below 2 ideas in the cultural education for North Korean immigrator. First, lecturer for North Korean immigrator needs to recognize the existing cultural difference between South Korean and North Korean since partition and execute the cultural education for national homogeneity. In this point of view, South Korean and North Korean can find a point of sameness for mutual understanding from ‘Classic’ and ‘Tradition’. Second, lecturer needs to recognize North Korean immigrator's escape experience as personal or collective peculiarity and suggest the cultural education which can heal a trauma from escape and lead into new life in different environment.

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