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From Movies to Historical Texts: An Analysis of Manchus in Korean Context —— Also on the archetype of the Manchu image

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2021, (59), pp.375-398
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2021..59.014
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Received : January 10, 2021
  • Accepted : February 20, 2021
  • Published : February 28, 2021

DIANHUI ZHENG 1

1성결대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Since the beginning of the 21st century, images of Manchus have frequently appeared in Korean historical films, and most of these images of Manchus have similar characteristics, that is, ugly and barbaric appearance and combative and brutal character. Further research found that the reappearance of Manchu images in movies is not an isolated phenomenon. Looking back on the history of Korean literature, there are many similar narrative texts of Manchu images in Korean oral literature and classical literature. In other words, this type of Manchus Images are vertical and consistent in the Korean narrative tradition. From the perspective of archetype theory, this kind of image of Manchus from the same line is a concrete manifestation of the Korean people's collective cognition of Manchus. This article will take four representative historical films as examples to analyze the image characteristics of the Manchus in the films, and trace the origins of the Manchus in the Korean narrative tradition, try to use archetype theory to explore the archetypes of the Manchus and further demonstrate South Korea. The literary works in the context and the Manchu images in the film and television creations are the displacement and deformation of the prototype in the artistic creation of different periods.

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