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Les mineurs coréens dans la littérature de langue japonaise : entre silence contraint et risque de banalisation

Abstract : Japanese coal-mines between 1939 and 1945 counted numerous Korean miners, often torn away from their homeland and victims of various forms of discrimination. The presence of those protagonists bears witness to a dark page of Japanese history. This episode, quite symptomatic of the colonial period, is treated repeatedly in Japanese-language literature, both by Korean and Japanese writers. However, the outlook on these Korean miners changes significantly according to the origin of the authors and the respective periods in which they were writing. This article shows that the topic remains taboo among Korean writers, whose community is nonetheless concerned by this memory. As for the Japanese writers, they take over and deal very squarely with the presence of Korean miners, as well as with the destiny the latter were allotted. This contribution by Japanese writers is also characterized by a shift of the testimonies towards quite fictionalized narratives.
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Mayumi Shimosakai. Les mineurs coréens dans la littérature de langue japonaise : entre silence contraint et risque de banalisation. Cipango - Cahiers d’études japonaises, Presses de l'Inalco, 2020, Cipango, ⟨10.4000/cipango.3601⟩. ⟨hal-03607374⟩

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