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Aspects of Post-colonialism in Jeong Yang's Poems and its Value

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2015, (95), pp.315-342
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Kim Hye-won 1

1전북대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research aims at analysing aspects of post-colonialism of Jeong Yang's poems and identifying his perception and intention of post-colonialism and investigating its value. So the research investigates aspects of post-modernism formed between colonist and the colonized in discourse of modern history, being divided into three steps of stratum focusing on the poems reveals zeitgeist and historic consciousness of Jeong Yang: external colonialism, domestic colonialism and internal colonialism of individuals. Therefore the research first identified that Jeong Yang marked America as a back of division of Korean Peninsula and dictatorship and resisted against American imperialism with rejection and independence spirit against foreign power. And then it identified that he explored identity of neo-colonialism of Korean society belonged to colonial reality even after Independence and tried to resist against domestic colonial power with anti-dictator democratic spirit. Finally it also identified the self-reflective view of Jeong Yang to overcome the colonization of mind, catching domestic colonialism and colonialism of petit bourgeois infiltrated into minds of intellectuals dexterously. Thus the research investigated significantly that post-colonial view of Jeong Yang made us prospect the world of unification, independent national defense and self-reliance economy and then discourse on post-colonialism, in that Jeong Yang showed us that source of powerful strength was forming our way of thinking and cultural style was related to the system of colony discourse.

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