A Study on the Way to overcome the Epic of Division through North Korean Folklore "A Masip Tunnel"

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Cho H.

The Journal of the Humanities for Unification , cilt.55, ss.335-376, 2013 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 55
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: The Journal of the Humanities for Unification
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.335-376


Since 90’s, north Korean folkore has been studied actively in south Korea, and achieved the desired results. Those established researches have a tendency to focus on a political difference between south Korean and north Korea. However, for looking for a way to contribute to unification, it is important to focus on finding a way of communicating. In this paper, the meaning of north Korean folklore <A Masip Tunnel> which is important research data in north Korea is studied. After analysing this folklore, it is revealed that <A Masip Tunnel> can be read as the epic of division. In the future, based on this study, a way to overcome the epic of division would be found.