Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

List of Illustrations

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

...To my parents, Min Chul Yoo and Suk Za Yoo, “amesegënallo” for your love, encouragement, and support. To my sister ChaeRan Freeze and brother-in-law Gregory Freeze, “A sheynem dank!” I would not have been able to complete this book without your support and daily encouragement...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-14

...After three years of language study at the Aoyama Academy, Yun transferred to the Tokyo Music School in April 1918 with the aspiration of becoming a soprano with a repertoire centered on Western music. The accolades and packed auditoriums were to no avail; when Yun returned to Korea in 1923, she suªered a blow to her personal reputation that almost ruined her career. Under family pressure, she attempted to borrow money...

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Chapter 1. Women in Choson Korea

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pp. 15-57

...Though the penetration of Confucian ideals into Korean society was most visible at the level of discourse and ceremonies, the reform of social habits and kinship structures generated intense conflict, as individuals employed diverse resources and strategies to counter the state’s quest to create a uniform neo-Confucian order. By the mid-eighteenth century, a new culture of dissent had emerged in Korean society that fostered new mentalités...

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Chapter 2. The “New Woman” and the Politics of Love, Marriage, and Divorce in Colonial Korea

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pp. 58-94

...In this chapter, I explore the changing discursive forces that competed to define Korean women’s identity and role within the context of the new spaces created by education. I argue that under the guise of Westernization and progress, a small coterie of literate women seized the initiative to enhance their education, determine their own physical appearance, and contribute to the debate about changing...

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Chapter 3. The Female Worker: From Home to the Factory

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pp. 95-126

...This chapter examines the transition of Korean women from the home to the newly constructed factories—a process fraught with tension, as colonial authorities reorganized the labor force through an intense sexual division of labor based on marital and reproductive status. The factory girl as a new...

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Chapter 4. Discoursing in Numbers: The Female Worker and the Politics of Gender

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pp. 127-160

...This chapter explores the factors that generated discontent among Korean women workers and how they articulated and addressed their grievances. The image of the female worker in the Korean press was paradoxical: she was at once an innocent, exploited victim trapped in an oppressive factory system and an assertive activist who stirred up trouble. As a helpless victim, she could be assisted...

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Chapter 5. The Colonized Body: Korean Women’s Sexuality and Health

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pp. 161-192

...This chapter examines the discursive forces that competed to define Korean women’s bodies within the framework of medical science. In particular, it focuses on reproductive biology, in which science sought to imbue the body with what Michel Foucault describes as the “mechanics of life...

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Conclusion

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pp. 193-206

...The public was outraged that a “pro-Japanese traitor” who had flown promotional flights on behalf of the empire had been given a sympathetic movie about her life. Not only had she oªered her services to the colonial powers but she had allegedly carried on a scandalous aªair with Koizumi Matajiro, the minister of posts and telecommunications and grandfather of Koizumi Jun’ichiro, a former prime minister of Japan. In his defense...

Notes

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pp. 207-260

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Guide to Romanization

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pp. 261-270

...Korean and Japanese words and names in the text are romanized by the McCune- Reischauer and Hepburn systems, respectively, except those with their own divergent orthography. Korean and Japanese names cited in the text are given full names (surname first, no comma)...

Bibliography

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pp. 271-302

Index

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pp. 303-316