Red love in Korea: Rethinking communism, feminism, sexuality

Ruth Barraclough*

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    In the 1920s and 1930s some of Korea's most famous Communists were young women. Glamorous and notorious, they frequented the social pages as well as arrest notices of the daily newspapers in Seoul. Within their own leftist organisations and intimate affiliations they pursued a new sexual autonomy, or Red Love (Pulkun Yonae), that merged political activism with female sexual sovereignty.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRed Love Across the Pacific
    Subtitle of host publicationPolitical and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137507037
    ISBN (Print)9781137522009
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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