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Harvard East Asian Monographs 374

The Proletarian Wave

Literature and Leftist Culture in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674417175

Publication Date: 04/20/2015


348 pages

6 x 9 inches

10 color illustrations, 21 line illustrations

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  • List of Plates and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. Backgrounds
    • 1. The Left in Colonial Korea: A Contextual Account
  • II. Landscapes
    • 2. The Proletarian Wave: An Anatomy of the Literary Left
    • 3. Leftist Literature and Cultural Modernity: A Critical Overview
  • III. Portraits
    • 4. Translating the Proletariat: Debates and Literary Experience of the KAPF
    • 5. Confessing the Colonial Self: Yŏm Sangsŏp’s Literary Ethnographies of the Proletarian Nation
    • 6. Rethinking Feminism in Colonial Korea: Kang Kyŏngae’s Portraits of Proletarian Women
    • 7. Everyday Life as Critique: Kim Namch’ŏn’s Literary Experiments
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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