サハリン残留朝鮮人の生活史 : 境遇としての悲劇、語られる自画像 [in Japanese] Life History of the Korean People Left in Sakhalin : Their tragic circumstances and self-portraits [in Japanese]
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Researchers' concerns toward the Korean people left in Sakhalin have been concentrated on their political, economical and social problems until now. As a result of it, their "tragic" history and the statements that they have been "made fun of" seem to be considered as generally fixed understanding of the situation. The author raises a question in this recognition. In this paper, author tries to reconstitute their history by certifying their independent and positive life style living in circumstances called "tragedy". The author introduces their viewpoints in which they compared the folk culture of Korean Peninsula with that of the one practiced in Sakhalin. Their testimony over their life comparison is nothing but their own self-portrait. We are able to confirm their determination and identity as a Korean ethnic group in their verbal evidence. Here we can draw a conclusion that their independent and positive life history existed in the midst of their so-called "tragic" life in Sakhalin.
- Journal of Lifology
Journal of Lifology 20(0), 31-44, 2012
Japan Society of Lifology