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From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea

Yoon Sun Yang
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Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, 2017.
Language
English
Series
Harvard East Asian Monographs
ISBN
9780674976979, 0674976975
Summary
Examines how the European notion of the individual put down its roots in Korean literature, especially through literary figures, in the early twentieth century. Using Korean literary examples, it calls into question the belief that there is only one kind of individuality transferable across cultural, temporal, and gender boundaries."--
Contents
  • Enlightened daughter, benighted mother
  • From female ghosts to ghostly womanhood
  • Unbound desire: femme fatales in the fin de siecle scene
  • Sapphic marriage and radical domesticity
  • Sensitive young men and the private desire for progress.
Description
xii, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 405
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