The Underground Village


“The Underground Village”, a novel by Kang Kyung-ae, is a poignant exploration of the ‘feminization of poverty’ in 1936 Korea, set against the backdrop of declining anti-Japanese resistance and the dissolution of progressive literary circles.



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This piece represents the typical situation of Third World women under the ‘feminization of poverty’. These women are the ones responsible for supporting their families in the absence of a male head of household. Released in 1936, this work reflects the weakening of the anti-Japanese armed struggle in Gando, the dissolution of the progressive literary group KAPF in Korea, and the overall strengthening of Japanese colonial rule.

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