‘Death politics’ of mourning and ridicule


Seven hard-boiled essays on worship, mourning, hostile suicide, and Korea’s death politics, written by Cheon Jeong-hwan l Seohaemun Books l 17,000 won Cheon Jeong-hwan, professor of Korean literature at Sungkyunkwan University, published his 2013 book, Suicide, mainly discusses the causes of suicide in the Joseon Dynasty and the Japanese colonial period. Personality and cultural representations have been explored. His new book is a sequel to that book,


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