[KS] Publication Announcement: Korea Journal, vol. 55, no. 1
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Sun Apr 5 20:18:45 EDT 2015
*Publication of the Spring 2015 issue (vol.55, no. 1) of the Korea Journal*
The spring 2015 issue (vol. 55, no. 1) of the Korea Journal has been
published. This issue contains six peer-reviewed articles covering various
topics in the field of Korean Studies and two book reviews.
In the first article, Lee analyses how literature depicts the experience of
the black Amerasian in Korea and describes diverse aspects of their
experience through perspectives of both Korean and Korean American.
The second article, written by Clark, examines four paradoxical facts about
Korea’s extraordinary development into an advanced nation shortly after the
Korean War, which, he argued, was enabled by the integration into the world
The third article by Seo and Kim investigates about the period when South
Korea was under Park Chung-hee’s leadership (1972-1979), and by focusing on
*bansanghoe* (a monthly neighbourhood meeting) it brings up the problems
related to how the boundary between extraordinary and ordinariness becomes
vague, and then finally suggest the potentiality of democratic alteration
of the meeting.
Jin and Shim study the APA (Asia, Politics, Art Project) artworks in terms
of “performative narrative of the people,” and introduce the works of
zainichi artists including Oh Haji and Soni Kum who, by utilizing images of
the non-mainstream, intended to break the notion of nation-state and to
propose new room for minority.
Kim’s article discusses discourses on Koreanness within the field of visual
culture in Korea during 1970s and analyses how these visual images and art
education played political roles in order to develop the country and to
establish national identity under the governmental policies.
Lastly, Chung points out the collaboration of South Korean and German
feminists as the main impetus for the success of recent feminist campaigns
in Korea, and highlights the significance of cooperation across the border
of the First and the Third World in terms of feminist movements.
This issue of the Korea Journal includes a book review of Todd A.
Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea,
1910-1945*, in which the author analyses Japanese strategies to assimilate
Korea under its imperialism, focusing on the town planning of Seoul which
used to be called Keijo at that time. Also included is a book review of
Janet Poole’s *When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in
Late Colonial Korea*, where the author examines the contradictions during
the progress of urbanisation in colonial Korea through the literary works
of various writers.
The contents of this issue are as follows:
Kun Jong Lee
The Black Amerasian Experience in Korea: *Representations of Black
Amerasians in Korean and Korean American Narratives*
The Paradoxes in Globalization’s Economic Empowerment of South Korea
Jungmin SEO and Sungmoon KIM
Civil Society under Authoritarian Rule: Bansanghoe *and Extraordinary
Everyday-ness in Korean Neighborhoods*
Eun-young JIN and Bo-seon SHIM
The Politics and Aesthetics of the Wound: *Performative Narratives of the
People by* Zainichi* Korean Artists*
National Identity Discourses in Visual Culture and Art Education
Transnational Solidarity in Feminism: *The Transfer and Appropriation of
German Feminism in South Korea*
John Whittier TREAT
*Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in
Colonial Korea, 1910-1945. *By Todd A. Henry
Samuel Gerald COLLINS
*When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial
By Janet Poole
We would like to take this opportunity to remind all of you that we always
welcome submissions of articles and book reviews in the field of Korean
studies. For further information on submission guidelines, please refer to
the journal's web page: http://www.ekoreajournal.net/submission/index.htm.
All the best,
*Korea Journal *Editorial Team
Korean National Commission for UNESCO
26 Myeongdong-gil (UNESCO Road)
Jung-gu, Seoul 100-810, South Korea
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