Colonial Modernity In Korea

Colonial Modernity In Korea

by Gi-Wook Shin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674005945

ISBN-13: 9780674005945

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Harvard University Asia Center, Publiications PRG

The twelve chapters in this volume seek to overcome the nationalist paradigm of Japanese repression and exploitation versus Korean resistance that has dominated the study of Korea's colonial period (1910-1945) by adopting a more inclusive, pluralistic approach that stresses the complex relations among colonialism, modernity, and nationalism. By addressing such diverse…  See more details below

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The twelve chapters in this volume seek to overcome the nationalist paradigm of Japanese repression and exploitation versus Korean resistance that has dominated the study of Korea's colonial period (1910-1945) by adopting a more inclusive, pluralistic approach that stresses the complex relations among colonialism, modernity, and nationalism. By addressing such diverse subjects as the colonial legal system, radio, telecommunications, the rural economy, and industrialization and the formation of industrial labor, one group of essays analyzes how various aspects of modernity emerged in the colonial context and how they were mobilized by the Japanese for colonial domination, with often unexpected results. A second group examines the development of various forms of identity from nation to gender to class, particularly how aspects of colonial modernity facilitated their formation through negotiation, contestation, and redefinition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005945
Publisher:
Harvard University Asia Center, Publiications PRG
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs, #184
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Contributors

Introduction: Rethinking Colonial Korea

Gi-Wook Shin and Michael Robinson

Part I: Colonial Modernity and Hegemony

1 Modernity, Legality, and Power in Korea Under Japanese Rule

Chulwoo Lee

2 Broadcasting, Cultural Hegemony, and Colonial Modernity in Korea, 1924-1945

Michael Robinson

3 Colonial Corporatism: The Rural Revitalization Campaign, 1932-1940

Gi-Wook Shin and Do-Hyun Han

4 The Limits of Cultural Rule: Internationalism and identity in Japanese Responses to Korean Rice

Michael A. Schneider

5 Colonial Industrial Growth and the Emergence of the Korean Working Class

Soon-Won Park

6 Colonial Korea in Japan's Imperial Telecommunications Network

Daaqing Yang

Part II: Colonial Modernity and Identity

7 The Price of Legitimacy: Women and the Kunuhoe Movement, 1927-1931

Kenneth M. Wells

8 Neither Colonial nor National: The Making of the 'New Woman' in Pan Wanso's 'Mother Stake 1"

Kyeong-Hee Choi

9 Interior Landscapes: Yi Kwangsu's The Heartless and the Origins of Modern Literature

Michael D. Shin

10 National identity and the Creation of the Category 'Peasant' in Colonial Korea

Joong-Seop Kim

11 Minjok as a Modern and Democratic Construct: sin Ch'aeho's Historiography

Henry H. Em

Epilogue: Exorcising Hegel's Ghosts: Toward a Pastnational Historiography of Korea

Carter J. Eckert

Reference Matter

Notes

Index

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