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Debating the Korean New Woman: Imagining Henrik Ibsen's "Nora" in Colonial Era Korea

Choi, Hyaeweol

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Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House caused a global sensation when first performed in the nineteenth century. Nora, the play's protagonist, became an icon for women, an emblematic figure representing the pursuit of selfhood. This article aims to historicise the figure of Nora in Korean gender politics as a representation of both the quintessence of modernity and the antithesis of "womanly virtue". It specifically examines the tensions in the Korean perception of the character by juxtaposing the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67773
Source: Asian Studies Review
DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2012.653001

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