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By Theodore Jun Yoo

This research examines how the concept that of "Korean lady" underwent a thorough transformation in Korea's public discourse in the course of the years of eastern colonialism. Theodore Jun Yoo exhibits that as ladies moved out of conventional spheres to occupy new positions outdoors the house, they encountered the pervasive regulate of the colonial kingdom, which sought to impose modernity on them. whereas a few Korean ladies conformed to the dictates of colonial hegemony, others took planned pains to differentiate among what used to be "modern" (e.g., Western clothes) and hence valid, and what used to be "Japanese," and therefore illegitimate. Yoo argues that what made the event of those girls detailed was once the twin war of words with modernity itself and with Japan as a colonial energy.

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