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North Korean "Rural Fiction" from the Late 1990s to the Mid-2000s: Permanence and Change

North Korean "Rural Fiction" from the Late 1990s to the Mid-2000s: Permanence and Change Abstract: Today some foreign observers have begun to claim significant changes in the North Korean "socialist realism" literary tradition, such as a broadening of the permissible range of topics and even some concessions to alternative discourses. This article investigates whether the most favored branch of contemporary North Korean literature, namely, "rural fiction," has indeed become a conduit of political liberalization and, if so, to what extent. The author analyzes the core messages that North Korean creative writings about the countryside are disseminating today and considers these messages in relation to the Party's recent directives in regard to agricultural or rural development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Korean Studies University of Hawai'I Press

North Korean "Rural Fiction" from the Late 1990s to the Mid-2000s: Permanence and Change

Korean Studies , Volume 33 (1) – Jan 22, 2009

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Abstract: Today some foreign observers have begun to claim significant changes in the North Korean "socialist realism" literary tradition, such as a broadening of the permissible range of topics and even some concessions to alternative discourses. This article investigates whether the most favored branch of contemporary North Korean literature, namely, "rural fiction," has indeed become a conduit of political liberalization and, if so, to what extent. The author analyzes the core messages that North Korean creative writings about the countryside are disseminating today and considers these messages in relation to the Party's recent directives in regard to agricultural or rural development.

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Korean StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 22, 2009

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