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Author Choi, Chungmoo, author
Title Healing historical trauma in South Korean film and literature / Chungmoo Choi
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
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 人文社會聯圖  PN1995.9.P7828 C46 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020654414
Descript xxiii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge advances in Korean studies ; 47
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Evil, banality and apathy -- The power of humility and compassion -- Ghostly apparitions of the face -- Bio-nationalism and solidarity of the wounded
"Through South Korean filmic and literary texts, this book explores affect and ethics in the healing of historical trauma, as alternatives to the measures of transitional justice in want of national unity. Historians and legal practitioners who deal with transitional justice agree that the relationship between historiography and justice seeking is contested: this book reckons with this question of how much truth-telling from a violent past will lead to healing, forgiving, forgetting and finally overcoming resentment. Nuanced interpretations of South Korean filmic and literary texts are featured, including Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, Bong Joon-ho's Mother and literary texts of Han Kang and Ch'oe Yun, whilst also engaging the ethical and political philosophy of Levinas, Hannah Arendt, and others. Also offered is new and extensive research into the hitherto hidden history of thousands of North Korean war orphans who were sent to Eastern European countries for care. Grappling with the evils of history, the films and novels examined herein find their ultimate themes in compassion, hospitality, humility and solidarity of the wounded. Healing Historical Trauma in South Korean Film and Literature will appeal to students and scholars of film, comparative literature, cultural studies and Korean studies more broadly"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Psychic trauma in motion pictures
Psychic trauma in literature
Motion pictures -- Korea (South) -- History
Korean literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Korean literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
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