International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences 2020-05-21T12:54:20+00:00 Redakcja IJKHSS Open Journal Systems <p class="oczasopismie"><strong>INTRODUCTION:</strong><br>International Journal of&nbsp; Korean Humanities and Social Sciences is published once a year by the Institute of Oriental Studies (Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland). It contains articles, reviews and reports in English. It is devoted mainly to works dealing with broadly understood current and original studies providing valuable insight into Korean (i) humanities (classics, law, linguistics, literature, performing and visual arts, philosophy, religion), and (ii) social sciences (anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, economics, history, political sciences, sociology, etc.).</p> <p class="oczasopismie"><strong>We are indexed in ErihPlus</strong> (date of approval: 2018.06.14).</p> <p class="oczasopismie">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="oczasopismie"> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/kr/about">ABOUT THE JOURNAL</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/kr/issue/current">CURRENT ISSUE</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/kr/issue/archive">ARCHIVE</a></li> </ul> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong><strong>INDEXED IN:</strong>&nbsp;</strong>Google Scholar; WorldCat<strong><br></strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>DOI:&nbsp;</strong>10.14746/kr</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>ISSN:&nbsp;</strong>2449-7444</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>PUBLISHED WORK ARE LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS:</strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>(2016 -2020):</strong><br><a href=""><img src="/public/piotr/cc/cc_4_by_nd.png" alt="CC_by-nd/4.0" border="0"></a></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>(2020-):</strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong><a href="" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="" alt="Creative Commons License"></a><br><a href="" rel="license">&nbsp;Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</strong></div> AN EVENT AT THE DAWN OF MODERN KOREAN POETRY: KIM SOWOL’S “AZALEAS” 2020-05-21T12:29:40+00:00 Myeong Kyo JEONG <p><span lang="EN-US">Kim Sowol is one of the Korean poets who opened the horizon of modern poetry in Korea. His poem, “Azaleas”(1925) has been known as a masterpiece which Korean people love most to recite as “To Cassandra” of Pierre de Ronsard in France. Nevertheless, this poem has been taken for the highest expression of the traditional sentiment without being appreciated for the quality of the modern poetry as follows: Koreans have sung for a long time the sorrow from the parting with the lover. In “Azaleas”, any reader can see easily the repeat of the same situation and same feeling. </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">In this article I analyzed the attitude and the intention of the speaker of this poem and reinterpret the theme of poem. In doing so, I found the clever strategy of the speaker in front of the irreversible situation to press secretly the reflection of the lover about his departure. This strategy is the invention of the modern [wo]man which can appropriate the crisis. So, I defined the modern characteristic of this poem and proved that this poem is not a repeated expression of the traditional feeling of the Koreans, but the de/re-construction of that.</span></p> 2019-11-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Myeong Kyo JEONG KIM EOK’S TRANSLATION AND HAN YONG-UN’S THE LOVER’S SILENCE – THE INTERIORITY IN THE 1920s’ LITERATURE 2020-03-16T13:49:17+00:00 Soon-Mo YANG <p>The article tries to examine and define the inner self of literature in&nbsp;the 1920s, now considered the birth of modern Korean literature. The interiority of 1920’s literature is widely accepted as the transition period between the birth (the&nbsp;1910s, the Enlightenment) and maturation (1930s, Modernism), and&nbsp;as&nbsp;a&nbsp;reflection of the tragic situation after 1919. However, in the light of&nbsp;the&nbsp;symptom that determines the structure of desire, the inner self of 1920’s literature could be&nbsp;identified as a “person who denies loss”, a pervasive attitude. And it also could provide a critical reading along with some directivity, which is&nbsp;meaningful to concepts such as self-relation and the other relations that construct the individual. This paper examines this perspective of inner self within 1920’s literature of&nbsp;Kim Eok and Han Yong-un, so as to set an intrinsic standard that would enable scholars to evaluate the literary value of the 1920’s. Above all, through the Symptomatic Identification approach, this study will conduct archeological and genealogical research that could be helpful to today’s discourse.</p> 2019-12-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Soon-Mo Yang EAST ASIA, THE RESTORATION OF MEMORIES AND NARRATIVE OF RETURN 2020-05-21T12:35:55+00:00 Suyun RYU <p>In the early 2000s, Hwang Seok-young published three full-length novels. They were <em>The Old Garden</em> (2000), <em>The Guest </em>(2001) and <em>Sim-Cheong</em> (2003). The return trilogy attracted much attention in that they were works that informed Hwang Seok-yeong’s return to the Korean literary world. He visited North Korea in 1989 and exiled in Germany until 1993. He was imprisoned shortly after returning home in 1993 and imprisoned until 1998. Conflict and anguish due to his personal history overlap in the three works. It was the thematic focus of ‘return’. ‘Return’ is not simply returning. Above all, it is an encounter with ‘self-absence’ and is the most positive return to think of ‘today’. Furthermore, the final goal is to reconcile with the present. Therefore, the three long-time narratives he published were Hwang Seok-young’s return process as a writer.</p> 2019-11-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Suyun Ryu WHAT IS AN ORAL HEROIC EPIC POETRY? – OVERCOMING THE LIMIT OF THE ILIAD 2020-03-16T13:49:16+00:00 Jong-Seong PARK <p>The ancient Greek epic <em>Iliad</em>, including the oral epic and the written epic, has enjoyed a solid status as a ‘heroic epic’ (or ‘narrative poetry’) of European literature. But if a reader takes look at the general aspects of the heroic epic of oral tradition, it turns out that <em>Iliad</em> is not a typical work of a typical epic, but rather an individual one. Because the birth, trials, performance, and ending of a hero’s life are divided relatively evenly, and the general pattern of transferring the hero’s life to the heroic epic of oral tradition can be found in such cases as <em>Manas</em>, <em>Jangar</em>, <em>Gesa</em>r and <em>Mwindo</em>.</p> 2020-02-28T10:14:42+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Jongseong Park COEXISTENCE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND GUGAK IN KOREAN CULTURE 2020-05-21T12:54:20+00:00 So Hyun PARK <p>Classical music and Korean traditional music ‘Gugak’ in Korean culture try various ways such as creating new music and culture through mutual interchange and fusion for coexistence. The purpose of this study is to investigate the present status of Classical music in Korea that has not been 200 years old during the flowering period and the Japanese colonial period, and the classification of Korean traditional music and musical instruments, and to examine the preservation and succession of traditional Gugak, new Korean traditional music and fusion Korean traditional music. Finally, it is exemplified that Gugak and Classical music can converge and coexist in various collaborations based on the institutional help of the nation. In conclusion, Classical music and Korean traditional music try to create synergy between them in Korean culture by making various efforts such as new attempts and conservation.</p> 2020-02-28T10:41:14+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 So Hyun Park LIST OF REVIEWERS 2020-03-17T18:42:14+00:00 . . 2019-11-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020