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Swedish images of Korea before 1945
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Oriental Languages, Division of Korean Studies.
2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Studies: Journal of the Scandinavian Society of Korea, ISSN 1229-8646, Vol. 4, 103-126 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is a study on Swedish images of Korea before 1945 seen through the entry “Korea” in two Swedish encyclopedias published between 1884-1933, and through seven travel accounts written by Swedes who visited Korea between 1904-38. By the use of postcolonial theory, the purpose is to examine and identify Swedish images of Korea as a way of understanding the background to present day’s perceptions of the country and its people in Sweden. The first part is an introduction to postcolonial theory and the concept of Orientalism. The second part is an overview of the relationship between Sweden and Korean, and an examination of the Swedish encyclopedias. The third part is an examination of the travel accounts, while the fourth and final part summarizes both historical and contemporary Swedish images of Korea.

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2003. Vol. 4, 103-126 p.
Keyword [en]
orientalism, encyclopedias, travel accounts, Korea, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20178OAI: diva2:186703
Available from: 2006-04-06 Created: 2006-04-06 Last updated: 2011-01-13Bibliographically approved

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