Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea (Routledge Advancese in Korean Studies)

Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea (Routledge Advancese in Korean Studies)

Steven Hugh Lee


This edited assortment strains the social, monetary, political, and cultural dimensions of Korea’s dramatic transformation because the past due 19th century. Taking an interdisciplinary process, the chapters research the interior and exterior forces which facilitated the transition in the direction of business capitalism in Korea, the results and impression of social switch, and the ways that Korean culture keeps to notify and impression modern South Korean society.

Transformations in 20th Century Korea employs a thematic constitution to debate the interrelated components of Korea’s modernization inside agriculture, company and the economic system, the nation, ideology and tradition, and gender and the kin. The essays during this quantity surround the Choson dynasty, the colonial interval, and postcolonial Korea. jointly, they supply us with an unique and cutting edge method of the learn of contemporary Korea, and exhibit how wisdom of the country’s prior is important to knowing modern Korean society.

With contributions from a couple of trendy overseas students inside of sociology, economics, historical past, and political technological know-how, Transformations in 20th Century Korea encompasses a international framework of old narrative, ideology and tradition, and statistical and fiscal research to additional our figuring out of Korea’s evolution in the direction of modernity.

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