Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

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  1. The Shaman's Wages
    Breaking from previous scholarship on Korean shamanism, which focuses on mansin of mainland Korea, The Shaman’s Wages offers the first in-depth study of simbang, hereditary shamans on Cheju Island off the peninsula’s southwest... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2019
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  2. Top-Down Democracy in South Korea
    While popular movements in South Korea rightly grab the headlines for forcing political change and holding leaders to account, those movements are only part of the story of the construction and practice of democracy. In Top-Down... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2019
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  3. Flowering Plums and Curio Cabinets
    The social and economic rise of the chungin class (“middle people” who ranked between the yangban aristocracy and commoners) during the late Chosŏn period (1700–1910) ushered in a world of materialism and commodification... Learn More
    Published: 28th November 2018
    Hardback | £54.00
  4. Buddhas and Ancestors
    Two issues central to the transition from the Koryo to the Choson dynasty in fourteenth-century Korea were social differences in ruling elites and the decline of Buddhism, which had been the state religion. In this revisionist... Learn More
    Published: 29th May 2018
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  5. The Emotions of Justice
    The Choson state (1392–1910) is typically portrayed as a rigid society because of its hereditary status system, slavery, and Confucian gender norms. However, The Emotions of Justice reveals a surprisingly complex picture of... Learn More
    Published: 9th November 2015
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  6. Peasant Protest and Social Change in Colonial Korea
    The period from 1876 to 1946 in Korea marked a turbulent time when the country opened its market to foreign powers, became subject to Japanese colonialism, and was swept into agricultural commercialization, industrialization,... Learn More
    Published: 7th July 2014
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  7. Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea, 1920-1925
    By studying the early splits within Korean nationalism, Michael Robinson shows that the issues faced by Korean nationalists during the Japanese colonial period were complex and enduring. In doing so, Robinson, in this classic... Learn More
    Published: 6th April 2016
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  8. The Origins of the Choson Dynasty
    The Origins of the Choson Dynasty provides an exhaustive analysis of the structure and composition of Korea's central officialdom during the transition from the Koryo dynasty (918-1392) to the Choson dynasty (1392-1910) and offers... Learn More
    Published: 24th March 2014
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  9. Offspring of Empire
    According to conventional interpretations, the Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910 destroyed a budding native capitalist economy on the peninsula and blocked the development of a Korean capitalist class until 1945. In this expansive... Learn More
    Published: 6th April 2016
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  10. Wrongful Deaths
    This collection presents and analyzes inquest records that tell the stories of ordinary Korean people under the Choson court (1392-1910). Extending the study of this period, usually limited to elites, into the realm of everyday... Learn More
    Published: 18th November 2013
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  11. Heritage Management in Korea and Japan
    Imperial tombs, Buddhist architecture, palaces, and art treasures in Korea and Japan have attracted scholars, collectors, and conservators—and millions of tourists. As iconic markers of racial and cultural identity at home and... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2013
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  12. Fighting for the Enemy
    Fighting for the Enemy explores the participation of Koreans in the Japanese military and supporting industries before and during World War II, first through voluntary enlistment and eventually through conscription. Contrary to... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2013
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  13. Over the Mountains Are Mountains
    Clark Sorensen presents a description of the economic and ecological organization of rural Korean domestic groups and an analysis of their adaption to the changes brought about by Korea's rapid industrialization.Still one of the... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 2013
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  14. Japanese Assimilation Policies in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945
    From the late nineteenth century, Japan sought to incorporate the Korean Peninsula into its expanding empire. Japan took control of Korea in 1910 and ruled it until the end of World War II. During this colonial period, Japan advertised... Learn More
    Published: 27th October 2009
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  15. Japanese Assimilation Policies in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945
    From the late nineteenth century, Japan sought to incorporate the Korean Peninsula into its expanding empire. Japan took control of Korea in 1910 and ruled it until the end of World War II. During this colonial period, Japan advertised... Learn More
    Published: 17th September 2009
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  16. Protestantism and Politics in Korea
    Following its introduction to Korea in the late nineteenth century, Protestantism grew rapidly both in numbers of followers and in influence, and remained a dominating social and political force throughout the twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2015
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