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Revisiting Minjung: New Perspectives on the Cultural History of 1980s South Korea

Revisiting Minjung: New Perspectives on the Cultural History of 1980s South Korea Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-korean-studies/article-pdf/27/1/118/1503302/118hwang.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 19 April 2022 118 Susan Hwang contributions is in suggesting avenues for future research. A number of the chap- ters provide helpful overviews of growing subfields in Korean literary studies, such as science fiction (Sunyoung Park) and North Korean literature (Immanuel Kim), complete with explanations on their current limitations and potential for future research. The chapters on translation and diaspora literature demonstrate how productive the lens of transnationality has been for cutting-edge, innovative research on modern Korean literature but also reveals how much more remains to be done, including work that excavates linkages beyond those with the United States and Japan. The book also introduces nascent topics for research, such as rationality in Korean literature, that await further explorations. Overall, the Rout- ledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature provides important catalysts for new research while also offering an accessible overview of a wide range of topics and approaches taken in contemporary Korean studies. In doing so, the book clearly positions itself to become an indispensable guide to anyone interested in the study of Korean literature and culture. Reviewed by Mi-Ryong Shim University of Georgia DOI 10.1215/07311613-9474344 *** Revisiting Minjung: New Perspectives http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Korean Studies Duke University Press

Revisiting Minjung: New Perspectives on the Cultural History of 1980s South Korea

Journal of Korean Studies , Volume 27 (1) – Mar 1, 2022

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Copyright © 2022 Journal of Korean Studies Inc.
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-korean-studies/article-pdf/27/1/118/1503302/118hwang.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 19 April 2022 118 Susan Hwang contributions is in suggesting avenues for future research. A number of the chap- ters provide helpful overviews of growing subfields in Korean literary studies, such as science fiction (Sunyoung Park) and North Korean literature (Immanuel Kim), complete with explanations on their current limitations and potential for future research. The chapters on translation and diaspora literature demonstrate how productive the lens of transnationality has been for cutting-edge, innovative research on modern Korean literature but also reveals how much more remains to be done, including work that excavates linkages beyond those with the United States and Japan. The book also introduces nascent topics for research, such as rationality in Korean literature, that await further explorations. Overall, the Rout- ledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature provides important catalysts for new research while also offering an accessible overview of a wide range of topics and approaches taken in contemporary Korean studies. In doing so, the book clearly positions itself to become an indispensable guide to anyone interested in the study of Korean literature and culture. Reviewed by Mi-Ryong Shim University of Georgia DOI 10.1215/07311613-9474344 *** Revisiting Minjung: New Perspectives

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Journal of Korean StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2022

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