A Biographical Study on Historical Experiences of the Elderly in Later Years -Their 'Individual Historical Experiences' during the Japanese Occupation and Korean War-

후기노인들의 역사경험에 대한 생애사 연구 -일제강점기와 6.25전쟁에 관한 '개인적인 역사경험'을 중심으로-

  • Received : 2009.06.21
  • Accepted : 2009.08.13
  • Published : 2009.08.31


This research purports to reconstruct how the respective historical experiences on the Japanese colonial rule and Korean War have influenced the lifes of the Korean elderly in later years from the biographical context. Nine interviews were conducted using Sch$\ddot{u}$tze's 'autobiographical-narrative interview.' Interview data collected were analyzed following Rosenthal's 'analysis of narrative-biographical interview.' How individual historical experiences have impacted the elderly's lifes mostly indicated a difference in the way they experienced such historical events. While their pro-Japanese activities and direct, historical experiences during the Japanese colonial rule and their direct, historical experiences as veterans of the Korean War have influenced their life as individualized, their indirect, historical experiences on the Japanese colonial rule and Korean War have manifested themselves as a potential life severed from the historical past at the same time. Based on the understanding of how the elderly's individual, historical experiences have exerted an influence on their life, finally, some suggestions were addressed as regards welfare practices for the elderly.


Elderly in late years;historical experiences;life history;biographical research


Supported by : 경남대학교