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Analysis on the Political Discourse on Exclusive State Publication of Korean History Textbooks Focusing on Political Articles Published on Chosun Ilbo and Kyunghyang Shinmun


  • Department of Ads. and PR, Namseoul University, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea
  • Department of Broadcasting and Digital Media, Chungwoon University, Hongseong-gun, Korea


Background and Objectives: This study is a political discourse analysis on the recent exclusive state publication of Korean history textbooks. Thus, this study determines the formation of political discourse and the historical, chronological and ideological meaning. This issue is a political behavior that separates the national consciousness into dichotomy of pros and cons in terms of implementing the policy by the government and political circles. This study focused on the orientation of media reports and formation of political discourse according to the state publication of history textbooks. Methods and Statistical Analysis: This study used binary opposition and interpellation analysis on nonverbal expressions implied by articles and photos published by the newspapers. Findings: As a result, there were total 73 full-text articles, and 37 nonverbal images and captions. Kyunghyang Shinmun showed a greater amount of published articles. Improvements and Applications: There were the most binary oppositions in terms of ruling/opposition party, followed by government/ opposition party, state-led/opposition, and veteran/writing staff professors. Nonverbal expressions are in the order of laughter, attire, gesture, placard, lecture and statement conference, and advocacy. Ideological language use is in the order of state publication and opposition, historical education, left wing, democracy, veteran professors, Yushin dictatorship, and Japanese colonial era.


Binary Opposition, History Textbooks, Interpellation, Nonverbal Communication, Political Discourse, State Publication

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