Visualising Korea: Critical Moments in History, Society and Politics

Roland Bleiker*, David Chapman, David Shim

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

    OnderzoeksoutputAcademicpeer review


    The purpose of this special issue is to examine how visual representations have shaped changing notions of Korean society, culture and nationhood. While images surround us, and are increasingly recognised as crucial, we know surprisingly little about the role visuality plays in the context of Korean politics and society. Only a few selected studies engage the issues at stake. To address these issues, the authors in this collection explore how the Korean peninsula has been imagined, represented and displayed through images during critical historical and contemporary moments over the past century. The key moments that the contributors address include Japanese colonialism and its legacy, national division and authoritarian rules in North and South Korea, interactions with the international community, and the transition to democracy in the South. The visual realms the contributors draw upon include photographs, film, monuments, and digital reproductions of them. The key questions each contributor asks are: how have visual factors influenced key events? What can we learn from visual sources that we cannot learn from textual ones?.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)374-380
    Aantal pagina's7
    TijdschriftAsian Studies Review
    Nummer van het tijdschrift3
    Vroegere onlinedatum5-aug-2021
    StatusPublished - 2021

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