Korean Studies 43 (2019)

From Hong Kal’s article The Art of Witnessing: The Sewol Ferry Disaster in Hong Sung-dam’s Paintings: Fig. 2 Hong-Sung-dam, 10:20 AM April 16, 2014 (2016), 130 cm x 162 cm, acrylic on canvas. (Courtesy of the artist)

The 43rd volume of Korean Studies contains a special section of articles called Social Changes and Visual Culture in Contemporary Korea, 3 more articles, 6 book reviews, and a contributors list.

CONTENTS

Social Changes and Visual Culture in Contemporary Korea: An Introduction
Jooyeon Rhee and Hong Kal

Sonyŏsang Phenomenon: Nationalism and Feminism Surrounding the “Comfort Women” Statue
Vicki Sung-yeon Kwon

Protesting Grandmothers as Spatial Resistance in the Neo-developmental Era
Su Young Choi

Beyond Victims and Heroes: The 5.18 Cinema Across Gender Boundary
Jooyeon Rhee

The Art of Witnessing: The Sewol Ferry Disaster in Hong Sung-dam’s Paintings
Hong Kal

The Punishments of the 1728 Musin Rebellion Leaders
Andrew David Jackson

Muhammad Kkansu and the Diasporic Other in the Two Koreas
These Jun Yoo

Zainichi Korean Identity and Performing North Korean Music in Japan
Sunhee Koo

Book Reviews

Kōji Takazawa
Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles
Reviewed by John Cussen

Ross King
Seoul: Memory, Reinvention, and the Korean Wave
Reviewed by Keith Howard

Tae-Jin Yoon and Dal Yong Jin
The Korean Wave: Evolution, Fandom, and Transnationality
Reviewed by Roald Maliangkay

Dafna Zur
Figuring Korean Futures: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea
Reviewed by Sonya Zabala

Mark A. Nathan
From the Mountains to the Cities: A History of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea
Reviewed by James Grayson

Scott A. Snyder
South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers
Reviewed by Min Ye

Contributors


 

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Korean Studies, edited at the University of Hawaiʻi Center for Korean Studies, seeks to further scholarship on Korea by providing a forum for discourse on timely subjects, and addresses a variety of scholarly topics through interdisciplinary and multicultural articles, book reviews, and essays in the humanities and social sciences. All scholarly articles on Korea and the Korean community abroad are welcomed, including topics of interest to the specialist and nonspecialist alike.

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