This study analyzes "culture" in late colonial Korea, 1937 to 1945, with the methodology of worldly repetition. By embedding culture between quotation marks, I intend to clarify that the object of this study is not an object per se. Korean "culture" is constructed around the three names that the present researcher is barred from objectifying. The names Yi Sang, Ch'oe Chaesoˇ, and Mun Yebong are not mere indexes of three persons with their particular intrinsic qualities. They are names that represent the Korean culture of the time. However, their representativeness does not mean that they enable the present researcher to reconstruct a general view of Korean culture of the time through them. They are representative to the extent that they allow the present researcher to reflect his own positionality in his research on a past event in history. This reflexive return is induced by the names' essential self-reflexivity; reflections on them are not to be objective if they are aiming at others through the names. The three names are representative of Korean culture of the time to the extent that they are the "origin" of the "culture" that is being formed within the present researcher's time.
|Commitee:||Fowler, Edward B., Kim, Kyung Hyun|
|School:||University of California, Irvine|
|Department:||East Asian Languages and Literatures|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Comparative literature, Asian literature, Film studies|
|Keywords:||Collaboration, Colonialism, Culture, Korea, Modernism, Modernity, Totalitarianism|
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