In modern South Korean, Japanese, and Chinese literature, including so-called female prose, a number of common tendencies may be found. At the beginning of its rise such literature discusses social aspects related to the role of a woman in family and society, her evolving self-consciousness, establishment of her personality. In subsequent years, female writers address the issues of the inner world of a woman, her relationship with a man. They write about love, desires and increasing demands of their heroines. At the same time the theme of dissatisfaction, loneliness, and alienation is becoming one of the major issues expressed in the prose of the three neighboring countries. These issues are raised by the life itself, by the history of these countries.