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European Journal of Korean Studies – Vol 18.1

Editor’s Note Saying goodbye is always a challenge. With this issue of the European Journal of Korean Studies, we say goodbye to the longstanding and much-loved cover design of the Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies. We have Professor Keith Howard to thank for the previous graphic iteration of the journal, whose generation…

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European Journal of Korean Studies – Vol 17.2

Editor’s Note In this issue, we are pleased to offer two research articles, three research notes, a number of book reviews, and a special research note. Much of our collection examines North Korea, and the remainder ranges from colonial times into contemporary South Korean politics and society. The scholarship on North Korean literature has been…

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EJKS Issue

European Journal of Korean Studies – Vol 17.1

Editor’s Note Swimming against the Brexit tide, The Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies has become, after sixteen volumes, the European Journal of Korean Studies. This first issue (though maintaining the volume numbers of the BAKS Papers) of the EJKS contains two fine research articles, one from Moscow and the other from Australia,…

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Latest Articles

Chong Young-hwan – The Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’ Issue and the 1965 System: Comfort Women of the Empire and Two-fold Historical Revisionism (pages 201-227)

Abstract Since its publication in 2013, Park Yuha’s book Comfort Women of the Empire (Cheguk ŭi wianbu) has become a major point of contention for those concerned with the “comfort women” issue. However, while this book has been frequently cited amidst the recent maelstrom of Japan–Korea relations, the actual content of the book has received…

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Min Koo Choi – The Creation of the Modern Individual in Modern Korean Literature: Kim Tong-in’s Novella Mau˘ m i yo˘ t’un chayo˘ (A Person with a Weak Heart, 1919–1920) (pages 103-123)

Abstract Kim Tong-in (1900–1951) strove to not only refine the form of the modern novel but also to create a new type of modern individual character. This paper examines Kim Tong-in’s novella Maŭm i yŏt’un chayŏ (A Person with a Weak Heart, 1919–1920), which draws on the modern Korean intellectual’s self-portrait of the inner self…

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