Ruth Barraclough

School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific

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Ruth Barraclough


Ruth Barraclough works on the literature and history of modern Korea. Ruth’s current research is a biographical history of Korea’s early communist women, a project that centres on the Korean community in Manchuria (now Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province). With a background in labour history, Ruth is the author or co-editor of the following books Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrialising Korea (2012, Korean translation 2017), Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class (2009) and Red Love Across the Pacific (2015). Ruth is Associate Professor in the Department of Pacific and Asian History, School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU where she teaches the courses Rethinking Northeast Asia, Gender in East Asia, Making of Modern Korea and North Korea: History, Culture, Politics.

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