Yumi Moon - Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse AvenueNew Haven, CT 06511
In studies of Japanese rule in Korea, print media have been widely used to claim the existence of “colonial modernity” or the “cultural hegemony” of colonial power. However, few scholars have focused on the bilingual characteristics of the colonial society and the patterns of public communication between the two competing linguistic communities. In this talk, Yumi Moon investigates the two major daily newspapers published during the wartime period — Keijō Nippō in Japanese and Chosôn Ilbo in Korean — and analyzes the divided discourses in their coverage of Hollywood movies and of women.