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Juyo-seop’s literature and life in Shanghai

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2013, (31), pp.329-349
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2013..31.013
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 28, 2013

최학송 1

1中央民族大學

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Before the liberation, Juyo-seop is one of the most active Korean literati in Shanghai. In order to attract the attention of society, he joined “Xing” group of education departmentof Hujiang University and denied Christianity. During his stay in Shanghai, he achieved fruitful results in literature: a total of 28 pieces of works in different genres such as fictions, poetries, drama and reviews. Most fictions created by Juyo-seop in Shanghai expose the poor life of the grass roots, and also outline a vision of the good life in the future to the masses. Besides the first work Cold Night created in Shanghai, the other works revealing the grassroots life are Rickshaw Pullers, Paradise, Dog Food, Murder and Eternal Life. Both poor life of the masses and denial of Christianity appear in his works at the same time. In Rickshaw Pullers, Paradise, and Dog Food, he mainly expresses the idea that Christian is “worthless and cheap comforts”. Based on life of the grass roots, Juyo-seop creates works with a strong sense of social reality. Meanwhile, his first piece of work voices the theme “love” and manifests his search for creation techniques. His only novella created in Shanghai-First Love is a good illustration in this aspect.

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