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From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea
Published by Harvard University Asia Center
Yoon Sun Yang argues that the first literary iterations of the Korean individual were female figures in late nineteenth century domestic novels. This study disrupts the canonical account of a non-gendered, linear progress toward modern Korean selfhood and examines translation's impact on Korea's construction of modern gender roles.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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