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Imperial Romance: Fictions of Colonial Intimacy in Korea, 1905-1945

Su Yun Kim


This book argues that the idea of colonial intimacy within the Japanese empire of the early twentieth century had a far broader and more popular influence on discourse makers, social leaders, and intellectuals than previously understood. The book investigates representations of Korean–Japanese intimate and familial relationships — including romance, marriage, and kinship — in literature, media, and cinema, alongside documents that discuss colonial policies during the Japanese protectorate period and colonial rule in Korea (1905–45). Focusing on Korean perspectives, the book uncovers political ... More

Keywords: colonial intimacy, Japanese empire, Korean–Japanese relationships, Japanese protectorate period, colonial rule, colonialism, global imperialism, Japanese imperialism, marriage, kinship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751882
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Su Yun Kim, author
University of Hong Kong