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How Artist Na Hye-sok Became a Threat to a Sexist Korean Society

She believed that for Korea to experience true liberation, women had to be freed first

Na Hye-sok, 1915. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

InIn 1918, 22-year-old Na Hye-sok published Korea’s first feminist short story, Kyonghui. It’s a semi-autobiographical piece about a woman who returns home from Japanese university to be confronted by family…




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