Kyeong-Hee Choi (NHC Fellow, 2005–06)

Project Title

Rewritten in Divided Korea: Colonial Literature as a History, 1945-1960

The University of Chicago

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06

Kyeong-Hee Choi revised her book manuscript Beneath the Vermilion Ink: Japanese Colonial Censorship and the Making of Modern Korean Literature (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2007), and drafted one chapter of its sequel Rewritten in Divided Korea: Colonial Literature as a History, 1945-1960. With Keungsik Jung, she published an article in Korean, "Tosŏkwa ŭi hyŏngsŏng kwa ilche singminji ch'ulp'an kyŏngch'al ŭi ch'egyehwa [The establishment of the Book Department and systematization of Japanese colonial publication police], 1926-1929," in Hang'guk munhak yŏn'gu [The study of Korean literature] (no. 30, June 2006). She also published a revision in Korean of her English article, titled "Chinil munhak ŭi tto tarŭn ch'ŭngwi: Jendŏ wa 'Yagukch'o' " [Another layer of pro-Japanese literature: Gender and "The Wild Chrysanthemum"], for inclusion in Haebang chŏnhus chaeinsik [Re-reading of the history before and after liberation], edited by Pak Chihyang et al. (Seoul: Ch'aeksesang, 2006).