publication . Thesis . 2011

South Korean historical drama : gender, nation and the heritage industry

Hwang, Yun Mi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: University of St Andrews
  • Country: United Kingdom
Electronic version excludes material for which permission has not been granted by the rights holder From the dynamic landscape of contemporary South Korean cinema, one trend that stands out is the palpable revival of the historical drama (known as the ‘sageuk’ in Korean). Since the early 2000s, expensive, visually striking, and successful costumed pieces have been showcased to the audience. Now rivalling the other mainstream genres such as gangster action, romantic comedy, and the Korean blockbuster, the sageuk has made an indelible impact on the national film industry. Even so, the cycle has yet to receive much critical attention. This thesis addresses the gap,...
free text keywords: Biopic, Period horror, Historical dramas, Heritage industry, New Korean Cinema, Gender, National cinema, Genre, PN1993.5K7H8, Historical films--Korea (South)--History and criticism, Cultural property--Korea (South), Motion pictures--Korea (South)--History, Gender identity in motion pictures
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