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Central Concepts in Ch'oe Namsŏn's Constructing Korean Identity
Jiráňová, Johana ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (advisor) ; Šamánková, Karolína (referee)
This master's thesis deals with the topic of two concepts by which Ch'oe Nam-sŏn, one of the key figures in Korean modern history, constructed Korean identity during the colonial period, namely his interpretation of the myth of Tangun, the legendary founder of Korean statehood, and the so-called Purham culture, which is to be basis for Asian culture in general. The text of the thesis is divided into two parts, the first part of which attempts to briefly contextualize Ch'oe Nam-sŏn's ideas and their connection to previous historians, especially Sin Chä-ho. The second, key part of the work will be the focus on representative texts written by Ch'oe Nam-sŏn during the Japanese occupation on the topic of Korean identity, and will notice shifts in interpretation with regard to the author's life vicissitudes, limitations and thought "maturation", will also focus on argumentation strategies, presentation of key ideas and conclusions.
Korean Ghost Stories (musŏun ijagi) in the Internet Era
Grünerová, Markéta ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (advisor) ; Mazaná, Vladislava (referee)
Subject of thesis Korean Ghost Stories in the Internet Era is internet version of ghost stories/goedam (what I believe is a modern version of Yadam) on the corpus of published books Musoeun iyagi which are collections of such stories compiled by an author Song Junui through a web page thering. These ghost stories - goedams - are presented as real experiences of people who left their testimonies online. As such, they represent folklore in digital age in form of contemporary legends and personal experience legends. My aim is to discover, describe and understand changes in supernatural beliefs of Koreans through analysis of narratological categories of said corpus and comparing them to their predecessor. Key words: Korean ghost stories, location, motifs, ghosts, supernatural, cultural symbols, contemporary legend, internet, personal experience legend, goedam, yadam
O T'aesŏk's Dramatic Texts in the Context of Modern Korean Literature
Ulovec, Tobiáš ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (advisor) ; Mazaná, Vladislava (referee)
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to analyze three dramatic texts by O T'aesŏk from a literal perspective, specifically Jajŏngŏ (Bicycle), Pujayuch'in (Intimacy Between Father and Son) and Sim Ch'ŏnginŭn wae tu pŏn Indangsue momŭl tŏnjyŏssnŭnga (Why Did Sim Ch'ŏng Plunge Into the Sea Twice?). In the first part I focus on genesis and development of modern Korean drama and I compare it with the development of modern Korean literature. Then I describe three key themes of analysed dramatic texts in Korean literature. In the second part I analyse three dramatic texts using the case study method and put them into context of modern Korean literature. Keywords modern drama, Korea, Dramatic Text, O T'aesŏk, Korean Literature, case study
Faces of Korean postmodern literature
Hasalíková, Silvie Anna ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (advisor) ; Mazaná, Vladislava (referee)
This work focuses on the short stories of three postmodern Korean authors: Pak Mingyu (b. 1968), Kim Yŏnsu (b. 1970), and Kim Chunghyŏk (b. 1971). The goal is to describe and analyze a representative sample of Korean short stories and, through the results of this analysis, to outline the direction of postmodern male short story creation. The theoretical part of the work examines the characteristics of Korean literature from the 1980s to the present day, Korean postmodern literature, and the formation of authors' literary personalities. In the practical part, the authors' selected short stories are analyzed using narratological categories, including tracing and describing the present leitmotifs. The final part summarizes the motives of individual authors and attempts to characterize Korean short story creation in the postmodern era. A sample translation of one of the analyzed short stories, Pak Mingyu's "Bridge Arch," is included. Keywords Korean, Postmodern, short story, Park Mingyu, Kim Chunghyok, Kim Yonsu, analysis, motivic
The Perception of the Korean way to independence in Czech literature and press until 1945
Šimonidesová, Marcela ; Mazaná, Vladislava (advisor) ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (referee)
(in English): This bachelor thesis compares reflections on situation on the Korean Peninsula in works of Czech authors, as well as in texts created on Czech territory before 1945. The research also includes works that mention Korea even before the occupation by Japan to see the image of Korea before the occupation. Therefore, the research period begins in 1798 and ends with the year of the liberation of Korea 1945. The works of Czech authors and texts created on Czech territory are examined, mainly texts by travelers but also by legionnaires, Czech newspapers, and magazines, as well as novels using Korean themes or characters. Due to the scope of the work, not all mentions about Korea in newspapers and magazines published in the Czech Republic at that time are examined in detail. However, newspaper articles written by important academics who commented on the Korean situation are included, as well as summary for each period. The thesis focuses on the approval or disapproval of Japanese oppression and the portrayal of Koreans, as well as their frequent comparison with the Japanese. The work shows that at the beginning of the 20th century, criticism of the Japanese was milder, but with the subsequent occupation, there were more serious voices criticizing Japanese oppression. During the examined...
Typology of woman characters in Korean short stories of 1930s
Vidovičová, Veronika ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (advisor) ; Mazaná, Vladislava (referee)
This thesis focuses on the construction of female characters and their role in the context of 1930s short stories in Korean literature. In its analysis it attempts to take into account the ideological motivation of the authors and the specific approach of female writers which affects the portrayal of female characters. The first part introduces the political and historical context and its impact on the literary field. Established archetypes of female characters that have been appearing in older Korean literature as well as new female characters appearing with modernization are also made known. This work also shortly touches upon the literary work of the first female authors which significantly helped shift the role of female characters in Korean literature. In the second part selected short stories are analyzed. The analysis of female characters focuses on three productive groups and they're compared as such.
South Korean film of 1950s: a political perspective
Pospíšilová, Ester ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (advisor) ; Šamánková, Karolína (referee)
This thesis deals with ideology and propaganda in the South Korean cinema of the 1950s. The theoretical part introduces the historical and ideological context of the era, the institutional and legislative framework including the National Security Act for the early Korean film industry and presents Korean cinema of the 1950s. The analytical part consists of an analysis of thirty-two movies from the era available on the YouTube channel of the Korean Film Archive. The goal of the analysis is to describe ideological manifestations, style of presentation of the state and its institutions, significant themes and motifs, the relationship between modernity and tradition, and depictions of foreigners and foreign languages in those movies. The second part of the thesis is highly subjective, suggesting possible directions for further research rather than providing a thorough analysis. Powered by TCPDF (
Korean National Reflection of Admiral Yi Sunsin during the Chosŏn Dynasty and in the 20th Century
Žižková, Kateřina ; Kubík, Lukáš (advisor) ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (referee)
(in English): This thesis deals with the Korean reflection and the creation of a national hero from the historical figure of Admiral I Sun-sin (李舜臣; 1545 - 1598), who successfully led naval military operations against the Japanese during the Japanese invasion of Korea in the late 16th century. His contribution to the victory of the Korean army earned him the title of Korean national hero. This thesis then outlines the development of the symbolism that his name carries with it, through the post-war centuries. A brief biography of him is presented within the framework of available primary sources, which are discussed in the second chapter. This is followed by a posthumous appreciation of his meritorious achievements, including the first works recording his person during the Japanese invasions and the memorials dedicated to his person. Within the subsequent chapters, the person of admiral is presented in the context of the period at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, highlighting the national awareness of Admiral I Sunsin among the Japanese population and through historical and modern literature. Other follow-up periods include the period of Japanese occupation, when the changing symbolism of the admiral's name is presented. There are other examples of literary works, in which the admiral is...
Hwarang: History and mythology
Kostrounová, Sára ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (advisor) ; Šamánková, Karolína (referee)
Hwarangs are members of an organization of young men that operated in the Three kingdom period and in Unified Silla at the Korean territory and was used as a protection of the state - spiritually and military-wise. This thesis describes the history, structure and function of the Hwarang organization along with personal stories of individual hwarangs with the help of traditional Korean chronicles Samguk Sagi and Samguk Yusa. Hwarang segi, the hwarang biographies got discovered at the end of the 20th century, is discussed in the second part of the thesis and the thesis is trying to argue why it is a work of fiction. The main reason of it being a work of fiction are major inconsistencies in context when comparing the content of the Hwarang segi and the two traditional chronicles. The final section reflects on how hwarangs and Hwarang segi have influenced modern Korean culture.
An Inventory of Cultural Symbols and their meaning in folklore and folk painting
Janíková, Viola ; Mazaná, Vladislava (advisor) ; Löwensteinová, Miriam (referee)
(in English): In this thesis, the research objects are animals as cultural symbols in Korean folklore. The goal is to creating a comprehensive list of animals based on the Korean dictionary of symbolism and understanding their meaning in the framework of Korean folk tales and folk painting. The first chapter introduces and defines folklore, explains the terms folk tale and minhwa and puts into context creating folk paintings in the Chosŏn period. The main part of the thesis is dedicated to the description of individual animals in folk tales and folk painting combined with their symbolism and role in them.

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