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Comparative Study on Formation of New Women in the Korean and Chinese Novel at the Beginning of Modern Times - Focus on Na Hye-Seok's 「Kyoung-Hee」and BingXin's 「Two homes」-

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2008, (18), pp.278-309
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2008..18.010
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : November 30, 2008

손미령 1

1한국외국어대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Korea and China get into modernization through the situation of a colony and semicolonialism. New women who is educated appear in this moment and they argue mot only impartiality between men and women, but also women's liberation. Na Hye-Seok and BingXin, as new women instructed under the new education system in the beginning of modern times, realize that the home under feudalism is unreasonable, and they unveil the problems about home, women education, equality of sexes, financial independence. Na Hye-Seok indicate a new portrait of wise mother and good wife different from existing one. And BingXin present a new portrait of new women as a dedicated and loyal wife. The male superiority, a social trend at that time, still occupies dominant status. So, the women need to fight for own liberation through getting over conflicts and frustrations. But they finally expose the limitations of womanism emphasizing the roles in a home. Even though they fail to bring up a more modernistic women's image, it is a limitation of the times that a woman writer cannot jump over. They deserve to praise beginning modern women's movement through the stories.

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