Narratives of Nation-Building in Korea: A Genealogy of by Sheila Miyoshi Jager

By Sheila Miyoshi Jager

This ebook bargains new perception on how key ancient texts and occasions in Korea's background have contributed to the formation of the nation's collective attention. The paintings is woven round the unifying premise that exact narrative texts/events that stretch again to the premodern interval have remained very important, albeit reworked, over the fashionable interval and into the modern interval. the writer explores the connection among gender and nationalism via exhibiting how key narrative themes, equivalent to stories of virtuous womanhood, were hired, reworked, and re-deployed to make experience of specific nationwide occasions. Connecting those narratives and historical occasions to modern Korean society, Jager unearths how those "sites" - or reference issues - have been additionally effectively re-deployed within the context of the department of Korea and the development of Korea's glossy consciousness.

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