The Modernization of Korean Theatre Through the Reception of Western Realism

  • Meewon LEE


What is the modernization? Modern is one of the three big periods in the western history, i.e. ancient, mediaeval, and modern. To most Asian countries including Korea, the modern means mostly westernization, but the beginning of the modern differed in each country according to the impact of the western imperialism. Modernization in western countries came into being after the French Revolution and Industrial Revolution; in other words, it happened after the achievement of equal society and the accumulation of capitals. Strong nations were politically built, and reasoning and scientific thoughts prevailed in culture. Western imperialism was expanding, and accumulations of capitals were accelerated as the modernization ensued.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meewon LEE
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  1. 1.Korea National University of ArtsSeoulSouth Korea

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