Non-Western literatures, no matter whether we call them literatures of the Global South or literatures of the Three Continents, have been constituted in the process of fighting for legitimacy within the Western literary model. For this reason, scholarship on non-Western literatures necessarily entails postcolonial projects. Translation's Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature explores colonized Korean writers' translations as a deliberate, constructive practice for tackling their specific colonial situations, and conducts its own postcolonial project in the sense that it confronts colonial negotiations in the birth of modern Korean literature without nationalist embellishments. Translation's Forgotten History is the first work to shed light on the significant relations between Korean and Russian literature via Japanese mediation in the formative period of modern Korean literature. Korean modernity, as is well known, emerged simultaneously with Japanese colonial rule, and thus our understandings of Korean modernity always walk...

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