- A Study on the Japanese Censorship in Colonial Korea: Examined by Japanese Censors (이민주)
- 연구 기간 2008.5
- Date2017-11-28 17:50:01
이민주(2008. 5). A Study on the Japanese Censorship in Colonial Korea: Examined by Japanese Censors. 58th ICA Annual Conference (Montreal, Canada).
The Government limitation on publication and other communication is the clearest form of prior restraint, and the ability and personality of the censor is an important factor of this governmental type of restraint. This study explores the characteristics and perspectives of censors in charge of thought control in Korea by analyzing their socio-economic backgrounds and the articles they wrote in periodicals. To this end, this study will begin by explaining the meaning of censorship in colonial Korea and will follow that with an examination of censors' socio-economic status and backgrounds. In order to approach Japanese censors' perspectives on censorship in colonial Korea, articles that they wrote will be analyzed as well. This study is significant in that it is a basic attempt to make a close investigation into the characteristics and perceptions of Japanese censors in colonial Korea. This is a practical analysis of the nature of the censor who plays an important role in prior restraint.