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Women Pre-ScriptedForging Modern Roles through Korean Print$
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Ji-Eun Lee

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839260

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839260.001.0001

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Colony, Modernity, and Sinyŏsŏng (1923–1934)

Colony, Modernity, and Sinyŏsŏng (1923–1934)

Chapter Five Colony, Modernity, and Sinyŏsŏng (1923–1934)
Women Pre-Scripted

Ji-Eun Lee

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter discusses Sinyŏsŏng (New Women, 1923-1926, 1930-1934), the first commercially successful magazine in Korea that targeted women readers. Specifically, it traces changes in New Woman discourse from the publication’s beginning in 1923 to its final issue in 1934, marked in part by a shift in targeted readership from female students in the early years to educated young housewives by the end. Also by the end Sinyŏsŏng had become more glamorous, more focused on entertainment, while the previous emphasis on social and gender identity issues subsided. A common denominator throughout the publication run is that the majority of contributors to the magazine continued to be male, which affords a basis for comparison when Sinyŏsŏng is contrasted with its brother magazine Kaebyŏk (Creation), from the same publisher but intended for male readers.

Keywords:   Sinyŏsŏng, Bluestockings, Kaebyŏk, Wise mother good wife, New Woman

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