Anarchism in Korea: Independence, Transnationalism, and the Question of National Development, 1919-1984

Anarchism in Korea: Independence, Transnationalism, and the Question of National Development, 1919-1984

by Dongyoun Hwang

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Overview

A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea.

This book provides a history of anarchism in Korea and challenges conventional views of Korean anarchism as merely part of nationalist ideology, situating the study within a wider East Asian regional context. Dongyoun Hwang demonstrates that although the anarchist movement in Korea began as part of its struggle for independence from Japan, connections with anarchists and ideas from China and Japan gave the movement a regional and transnational dimension that transcended its initial nationalistic scope. Following the movement after 1945, Hwang shows how anarchism in Korea was deradicalized and evolved into an idea for both social revolution and alternative national development, with emphasis on organizing and educating peasants and developing rural villages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438461687
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2017
Series: SUNY series in Global Modernity Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dongyoun Hwang is Professor of Asian Studies at Soka University of America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Romanization
Introduction

1. Beyond Independence: The Dawn of Korean Anarchism in China

2. The Wind of Anarchism in Japan

3. Pushing the Limits in Colonial Korea

4. Korean Anarchists in Wartime China and Japan

5. De-radicalized Anarchism and the Question of National Development, 1945–1984

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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