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A Study on the Poet Kim si-jong, the Korean-Japanese Diaspora

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2009, (71), pp.515-535
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

HA SANG IL 1

1동의대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study looked into the poet Kang Sun, the Korean-Japanese Diaspora. After liberation, the Korean-Japanese Diaspora poetry started from Huh nam-gi, Kang Sun, and Nam si-woo, and it was transferred to Kim si-jong, Kim Yun, Jung hwa-hum, Kim hak-ryeol, and Jung hwa-su. Kim si-jong’s poetry world is the most important text to read the past, present, and the future of the Korean-Japanese Diaspora. His attitude reflecting the two Koreas critically can be considered to show vividly Diasporatic subject by looking at the dualism of society of the Korean-Japanese who only followed the contrast of North and South Korean ideological contrast. In addition, his poetry should be praised in that it realized its own identity by practically facing the reality of dual languages of the Korean-Japanese Diaspora conflicting between the mother language and the mother tongue. His poetry has a significant meaning as the guide to newly establish uniqueness and subjecthood of ‘the Korean-Japanese’ beyond national ideality of the society of the Korean-Japanese who is still captured by North and South ideology. After liberation, the Korean-Japanese Diaspora poetry was based on historical consciousness and ideology of the Korean-Japanese who internalized their hurt of colonization and division. Therefore, most of works tried to stand for realistic nature directly showing political social issues, instead of focusing on deepening the lyricism to condense personal emotion to the indentified world. As post-nationalism, post-society discourse is currently appearing as the important issue beyond the boundary of race and nation, the perspective of ‘Diaspora’ and problem awareness have attracted attention as the effective discourse to understand and analyze the rapidly changing world. Kim si-jong’s poems have an important literary meaning as the text containing such the problem awareness.

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