S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.38 (2006)
1920-30년대 총독부의 미술검열
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.39, pp. 203-226
- During the period of the so-called the Cultural Rule, the censorship regime of the Colonial government, which was introduced before colonization of 1910, was implemented more systematically on a wide range of printed materials including pictorial images. For these last, censorship was operated on two categories: one, expression of anti-government and anti-imperial ideas that may cause impediment to the peace and security of the nation; second, explicit sexual and obscene images that may cause injury to the public morals. The first category was directed mostly to the newspaper cartoons and illustrations of magazines, and the expression of proletarian ideology was the major target during the second half of 1920s. The second category was mostly directed to photographs, paintings, and books of erotic contents. Censorship was carried out either before or after the printing, and the list of censored materials were recorded in various official records, such as 朝鮮に於ける出版物槪要 (1930), 朝鮮出版警察槪要(1933-1939), 朝鮮出版警察月報 (1928-1938) and 朝鮮總督府禁止單行本目錄 (1941). These last two records listed mostly Japanese publications that were prohibited to be transmitted to Korea, implicating that the censorship regime in Korea was instituted on different control level from that in Japan. The study of the censorship operation provides a new perspective into the evaluation of modern Korean painting of the colonial period.