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11/12/2005

Western Perceptions of Koreans: Part IV – Women

Filed under: — K. M. Lawson @ 12:15 am Print

Underwood p49 Method of IroningAs one might expect, descriptions of Korean women in the writings by Western visitors that I have looked at tend to be completely dominated by the theme of pity. This goes both for the male writers and the two female missionary writings by Underwood and Bishop. Very rarely are women seen as having any power nor do they emerge in the writings as concrete individuals to whom the authors dedicate more than a few lines notice. I’ll mention a few of the important exceptions below.
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