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Colonial Translations of Liberalism: “Freedom” in Korean Literature from the Late 1910s to the Early 1920s
Jin-Kyung Lee, Associate Professor University of California: San Diego Western liberalism and its core concepts such as freedom, equality, rights, and the individual began to dominate and transform the colonial Korean intellectual scene starting (More)
Imperialism, Modernization, or Diffusion? Contemporary South Korea and the Transnational Spread of Law
Neil Chisholm, D.Phil., Legal Studies University of Cambridge Imperial rule, on the Korean peninsula and elsewhere, brings with it foreign laws and legal norms. The Chosŏn Dynasty embraced premodern Chinese legal ideology, while Japanese rule saw (More)
“O! Splendid Shadow, Black Wings”: Mechanism, Misrecognition, and Aerial Warfare in 1950s South Korean Literature
I Jonathan Kief, PhD Candidate Columbia University This paper explores a series of literary texts from 1950s South Korea dealing with the bombing and strafing of civilians and friendly ROK forces by US/UN airplanes during the Korean War. It begin (More)
Integrating agriculture into empire: nonggye in policy and practice, 1910-1945
Holly Stephens, PhD Candidate University of Pennsylvania As is well known, Japanese colonial rule introduced ambitious agricultural policies to Korea, aiming to transform the peninsula into a profitable source of raw materials for mainland Japan. (More)