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Table of ContentsPreface and Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Problems, Issues and Method; 1.1 Modernization and the Question of Western Hegemony; 1.2 Education: Old and New; 1.3 Theories of Non-Western Modernization Applied to Korea at the Turn of the Century; 1. The Politics of Modern Nationalism and Education in Korea; 1.5 Methodology; Interpretive Historical Sociology; 1.6 Outline of the Argument: The Chapters; 2. Theories: Modern Mass Education and the Construction of National Identity; 2.1 The Interstate System and Modern Mass Education; 2.2 State Formation, National Identity and the Politics of Education; 3. The Emergence of the Modernizers and Their Ideology: Crisis, Redefinition of Civilization and Education; 3.1 Traditional Society, Frustrations and Aspirations: The Modernizers and Shilhak; 3.2. The Crisis and the Redefinition of Civilization: Social Darwinism, Nationalism and Education; 4. The Politics of State Formation, Nation Building and Modern Education; .4.1. Traditionalism Versus Modernization; The Confucianists, Tonghaks and the Modernizers; 4.2. The Politics and Education Before 1905; 4.3 The Politics and Education After 1905; 5. The Textbooks I: The (Re)Construction of "the Ethnic" or Cultural Purity; 5.1. The Textbooks: 1894-1910; 5.2. Modern Nationhood and the Search for Cultural purity; 6. The Textbooks II: Constructing a Nation in "Their Own Image"; 6.1. Hegemony and the Discursive Devices"; 6.2. Contradictions of Modernization: Nationalism Versus Asianism; 7. Conclusion; 7.1. The Argument: Modernization, Nationalism, and Modern Education; 7.2. The Implications and the Legacy: Colonialism, National Identity and Education;Bibliography