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Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films

Pieces of the character “Comfort women” in the novel Comfort women by Nora Okja Keller and the film귀향by Cho Jung-rae

International Conference: “Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films in the Context of Globalization”

  1. Name (Family, Given): Nguyen Phuong Thao (Phd, Vietnam) - Na Jun Soo (Student at British Vietnamese International School, Korea)
  2. Nationality: Vietnam
  3. Profession: Literary Researcher
  4. Higher Education: Phd
  5. Employment:
  6. Contact Information

Address: Vietnam Literature Institute

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Pieces of the character “Comfort women” in the novel Comfort women by Nora Okja Keller

and the film 귀향 by Cho Jung-rae

ABSTRACT

Comfort women (English), 위안부 (Korean), 慰安婦/いあんふ (Japanese) have been topics that have been receiving considerable research attention from critics since the novel Comfort women (종군위안부 in Korean) by female writer Nora Okja Keller published in 1997, and the film 귀향 by director Cho Jung-rae released in 1996. These two works have received much attention from academics. While most previous research focuses on themes or composition techniques, this article organically and synthetically analyses on “comfort women” character from many perspectives: feminism, colonialism, post-colonialism, immigration, discrimination, racism, psychoanalysis, narratology, culturology, music and cinema, organically exploited and in a synthetic way.

Keywords: Comfort women, literature, cinema, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, feminism.