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Border Crossings: The Journal of Japanese-Language Literature Studies 2020;10(1): 77-90.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22628/bcjjl.2020.10.1.77
The Meaning of the Stowaway in Kim Sok-Bum’s Kazando
Sangwook NAM
Associate Professor of Department of Japanese Language & Literature and Director of Institute for Japanese Cultural Studies in Incheon National University
「密航」と海の想像力 ―― 火山島における「密航」を中心として
Correspondence  Sangwook NAM ,Email: indimina@inu.ac.kr
Published online: 30 June 2020.
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This paper considers the meaning of the stowaway in Kim Sok-bum’s Kazando, focusing on law being changed in post-war East Asia. ‘Stowing away’ in Kazando acts as a narrative device that most clearly highlights the role of various parties involved in the formulation of laws in post-war South Korea. The US military, which occupied Japan and South Korea after the war with strong military power, restricted the free movement of civilians between Korea and Japan to establish a stable Cold War regime. In addition, after the 4.3 in 1948, the free movement between the disputed regions of Jeju and the Korean Peninsula was restricted. With this situation as the background, this text shows not only the differences in the methods of occupation for South Korea and Japan, economic disparities and gender differences within South Korea are the motives behind stowaways through the representation of ‘Stowing away’. Although stowing away is illegal, in Kazando it also embodies life in the extreme, which Kim shows is indispensable and highlights Violence of law in East Asia.
Keywords: Kim Sok-Bum, Kazando, 4·3, StowAway, Nomos

キ―ワ―ド: 金石範, 火山島, 四·三事件, 密航, ノモス
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