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Author: Eun Ju Choi
Translation: Korean Comfort Women "Representation of Nagisa Oshima: Korean Comfort Women in the Post-war Japan Movie and Movie "nihon syunka-ko"
Journal: (The Korean Journal of Japanology)
Year: February 2015 (Received: November 30, 2014, Revised: December 25, 2014, Accepted: January 20, 2015)
ISSN: 1225-1453 – Find a Library: WordCat
Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History, Korean History | Representations: Films / Nihon shunka-ko; Types: Forced Prostitution / "Comfort Women"; Types: Wartime Rape / Asia-Pacific War
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»In this paper, I examine Nagisa Oshima"s film “Nihon syunka-ko” to determine how Korean comfort women are represented in postwar Japanese cinema. Thus, the representation of Korean comfort women enables us to consider various implications and allows us to see the possible significance of the way in which the Korean comfort women are represented in the movie. After the defeat, the presence of a “Korean comfort woman”, Harumi, is found in the novel “Syunpuden” and the movie “Escape at Dawn”, as in the Oharu representation of the movie “Blood and Sand”, in which the male subject of the old colonial powers is eroticism, represented as the “angel of the skin”. Among these representational systems, the director Seijun Suzuki, who offers the possibility of criticism, and who is quite authoritative on Korean comfort women, is to direct another Tuyuko remake album “Syunpuden”.