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On Comparative Literature in Korea

On Comparative Literature in Korea Chon young- a e Regarding Comparative Literature in Korea, it would be best to say that it’s still growing and gradually moving away from its dependence on foreign inu fl ence. e Th origin of Comparative Literature in Korea may be found in the reception of world literature—the majority of which was Western literature—in the ftfiies and sixties. World literature served to fill the cultural vacuum following the colonial period and the Korean War. At that time, two publishing houses created series of world classics, which consisted of more than a hundred works from the traditional world literary canon. e Th concept of Comparative Literature was introduced in the 0s 951 as a natural development of the increased availability of world (Western) literature. Let me attempt to contextualize this process: Koreans take great pride in over 5,000 years of history and tradition. But they have also experienced a short pain- ful tabula rasa through the rupture of tradition during the colonial and war peri- ods. Ae ft r the war, Korea grew rapidly in terms of economic development. Korean scholars endeavored to fill the spiritual vacuum left by its rapid economic growth. i Th s movement sometimes brought about http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

On Comparative Literature in Korea

The Comparatist , Volume 32 – May 24, 2008

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Comparative Literature Association.
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1559-0887

Abstract

Chon young- a e Regarding Comparative Literature in Korea, it would be best to say that it’s still growing and gradually moving away from its dependence on foreign inu fl ence. e Th origin of Comparative Literature in Korea may be found in the reception of world literature—the majority of which was Western literature—in the ftfiies and sixties. World literature served to fill the cultural vacuum following the colonial period and the Korean War. At that time, two publishing houses created series of world classics, which consisted of more than a hundred works from the traditional world literary canon. e Th concept of Comparative Literature was introduced in the 0s 951 as a natural development of the increased availability of world (Western) literature. Let me attempt to contextualize this process: Koreans take great pride in over 5,000 years of history and tradition. But they have also experienced a short pain- ful tabula rasa through the rupture of tradition during the colonial and war peri- ods. Ae ft r the war, Korea grew rapidly in terms of economic development. Korean scholars endeavored to fill the spiritual vacuum left by its rapid economic growth. i Th s movement sometimes brought about

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Published: May 24, 2008

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