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International Journal of Korean History
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ISSN (Print) 1958-2041 - ISSN (Online) 2508-5921
Published by Korea University Homepage  [1 journal]
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      PubDate: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Guest Editor

    • PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • No title

    • Abstract: This paper examines the vexed and complex relationship between class, ideology and criticism in 1950s North Korea after the end of the Korean War. Although the KWP presented class as an unitary category, there were in fact many ways of writing about class in these years. Rather than use high-level KWP sources for a single
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • A Study on Yu Kilchun and His Network of Acquaintances (1881-1907)

    • Abstract: From the time of his studies in Japan until his return to Korea in 1907, Yu Kilchun
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • The Current State and Historico-geographical Background of Mt. Chirisan
           Region Immigrants

    • PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • ROUX, Pierre-Emmanuel, La Croix, la baleine et le canon. ...

    • PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Through the Prism of Masquerade: The Colonial Past in Assassination

    • PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Yu Kilchun

    • Abstract: Yu Kilchun in
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Textbook Inspection and Censorship in Korea during the Protectorate
           Period: A Study of ...

    • Abstract: Established during the Japanese protectorate period, the censorship system lasted throughout the colonial period as well. Therefore it is necessary to examine such censorship system as part of Japan
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • A Whirlpool of History: Roaring Currents between A Determined War Film and
           A Deifying Biopic

    • PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • No title

    • Abstract: This paper attempts to discuss social aspects of the
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Guest Editor

    • PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Bohai/Parhae Identity and the Coherence of Dan gur under the Kitan/Liao

    • Abstract: The Liao shi [Liaoshi] (ס
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Hunchun, the Qing-Chos'n Borderland in the Eighteenth Century

    • Abstract: Based on a murder which emerged near Hunchun in 1749, this study analyzes the varied and complex nature of the Qing-Chos'n relationship. The local residents residing along the border, local officials guarding the border between both countries, and the Qing emperor and Chos'n king were all involved in this murder in which Qing subjects were killed by Chos'n people along the Tumen River. However, this incident was differently perceived in the Tumen River area, Hunchun, Beijing and Seoul, depending on the positions of those who were involved with. The Qing emperor in Beijing and Chos'n king in Seoul saw the Tumen and Yalu Rivers as an implement to ensure the authority of the suzerain court and the loyalty of tributary court. The control of borders and punishment of trespassers were important elements of the power of the Qing emperor and Chos'n king. For the residents of this area, the Tumen River area was a trading space in which articles could be purchased based on contacts; meanwhile, for local officials, it was an area in which close cooperation with the officials from the adjacent country was needed in order to implement the orders of the central government. For local residents and officials, the Tumen River was as such a detailed and physical space rather than an abstract and political line. Rather than a space in which the will of the central power was unilaterally conveyed and penetrated, the borderland known as the Tumen River and Hunchun was a space in which various classes of people expressed and negotiated their desires.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • A Study on the Transformation of the Surname System in Late Chos'n -
           The Phenomenon of Surname ...

    • Abstract: Significant changes occurred in the late Chos'n (Joseon) dynasty in terms of the formation of the Korean surname system we know today. The most noteworthy change of the surname system during this time was a drastic increase in the number of people who had newly acquired surnames. It is generally known that there was quite a large population of the
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Recent Research Trends on Jurchen-Manchu Studies in Korea

    • PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • The South Korean Blockbuster and a Divided Nation

    • PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Koreans

    • Abstract: Liaodong refers to the southeastern part of Liaoning Province today. During the Three Kingdoms Era, this area was part of Kogury' territory, and after the collapse of Kogury', it belonged to Parhae. However, when Parhae fell at the hands of the Jurchens, the Kory' dynasty was unable to secure Liaodong. Afterwards, with the rise of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, King Ch
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Nurhaci in Korean Sources, 1594-1622

    • Abstract: By utilizing Korean sources, this paper examines the way in which Nurhaci adapted himself to situations with the Ming and Chos'n throughout his steady rise from the mid-1590s to the early 1620s, with an emphasis on Chos'n. Concerning relations with Chos'n, on one hand, he attempted to establish direct relations, reserving no seat for the Ming at the table in talks with Chos'n. In dealing with Ming China, on the other hand, he wanted to display his homage to Beijing, pretending to act within the framework of the Ming-centered tributary system. His stance between the Ming and Chos'n remarkably changed in 1619 when he defeated the Ming-Chos'n joint military campaign against him. Taking the initiative in diplomatic negotiations right after his sweeping victory, Nurhaci frequently urged the king of Chos'n to choose from the two powers, the Ming emperor and himself. To establish a direct dialogue with Chos'n, he tenaciously demanded a letter from Chos'n, which could be utilized to demonstrate his alliance with Chos'n vis-'-vis Ming China. When he occupied Liaodong in 1621, cutting off the land route between Beijing and Seoul, Nurhaci gained the upper hand over Chos'n. What he wanted from Chos'n was an official letter written in the name of the king of Chos'n, while Chos'n never wanted to disclose its friendly communications with Nurhaci. Nurhaci wanted to seize a royal letter as real evidence of his good relations with Chos'n vis-'-vis Ming China, against which he was then carrying a series of military campaigns.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • Silla Art and the Silk Road

    • Abstract: Western and Indian features found in Silla art, whether they came from the Western border regions of China or through a connection with China, it is recognized that there was both a direct and indirect a relationship between Silla, the West, and India. Many scholars have been interested in these aspects, conducting various studies as these factors played a large part in defining the origin of ancient culture and the process of harmonization between cultures. Through the Silk Road scholars are able to identify how Western cultures and civilizations were introduced to the Silla Dynasty.
      As the Korean peninsula has been a nexus for exchange between the East and the West, this paper aims to understand the meaning of the
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • The Great Wall as Perilous Frontier for the Mongols in 16th Century:
           Reconsidering ...

    • Abstract: The existing scholarship in nomadic-sedentary relations has focused on the raids and invasions by nomads against agricultural society, and has attempted to seek internal reasons for this within the nomadic society. Interactive Ming- Mongol history along the Great Wall in the sixteenth century indicates that the agricultural society was also capable of offense. Many raids conducted by nomads were actually revenge for the provocation and raids by the agricultural society, hence they were retaliatory raids. Nomadic-sedentary groups interacted along the Great Wall area; therefore, scholars should turn their attention to this area rather than exclusively search for reasons from internal factors of nomadic society. The razzias upon the Mongols beyond the Great Wall by Ming generals and their retainers have shown that sedentary society were in need of horses, cattle, meat, wool, hides, etc. Ming China
      PubDate: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +010
  • European Porcelain for the Royal Court in the Late Chos'n Dynasty:
           Production, Analysis and ...

    • Abstract: In accordance with the accession of the Emperor and establishment of the Korean Empire, Kojong
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • Kim W'n-haeng

    • Abstract: In the 18th century Chos'n (1392-1910), some scholars, such as Hong Tae-yong (1731-1783) advocated that Chos'n should learn the advantages of the Qing (1644-1912) society to reform the social structure and government of Chos'n. The school of these advocates has been known as Pukhak by historians. The intellectual factors of the school of Pukhak
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • 1946: The Transition of the Kuomintang Government

    • Abstract: Northeast China, which witnessed many controversial incidents, was the arena of Korea, China and Japan in the modern history. Meanwhile, Korean immigrants in Northeast China were the target to be won over by various political powers during the twentieth century. When the World War
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • Period Films in the Postmodern or the

    • PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950. By Suzy Kim. ...

    • PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • Mobilized Spontaneity: The Park Chunghee Regime

    • Abstract: This article aims to examine the Park Chunghee regime
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • No title

    • Abstract: This article analyzes three contemporary South Korean films that (re)present alternate histories of the Korean War: 2009 Lost Memories (2009 Ros't
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • The Development of Rice Farming, Regional Development, and Changes in the
           Economic Views of ...

    • Abstract: The agricultural structure of modern Korean society is based on the cultivation of rice. However, the climatic and natural conditions of Korea were significantly different from those of Jiangnan, China or Kansai, Japan, where rice farming was well developed. As a result, rice farming in Korea followed a different route compared to the aforementioned regions. Securing irrigation facilities was most important, and a particular emphasis was put on early cultivation in order to overcome the seven to eight-month-long dry season during the winter and spring (October to May). The development of rice farming in Korea accelerated the development of the mountainous regions, where it was possible to construct diversion weirs, which were traditional irrigation facilities. As rice farming came to be closely associated with regional development, which became particularly prominent in the mountainous regions, sajok (hereditary yangban), or local elites, began to move from the plains and hilly regions, where they had originally resided, to the mountainous regions.
      Various aspects of premodern Korean society that became distinct after the mid- to late eighteenth century were different from those of China and Japan during the same period of time. The Chinese gentry and Japanese samurai generally resided in cities around the mid- to late seventeenth century. However, a closed regional structure in which agricultural villages ruled over cities was firmly instituted in Chos'n. Behind the development of rice farming technologies and regional development, which created differences in the process of modernization in the three countries, were the differences in natural environment.
      Korea, which had the least suitable environment for rice farming, attempted to circumvent this environmental problem by developing the mountainous regions and adopting yiangb'p (transplanting rice seedling), which led to the development of the mountainous regions and movement of local elites to agricultural villages. Local elites in agricultural villages abhorred and oppressed trade and craft, which threatened agricultural communities, and as a result, it was barely possible for merchants to flourish or for commercial capitalism to develop. This was the fundamental difference between Korea and Jiangnan, China or Japan. Due to the fact that Korea had the least favorable agricultural environment and geographic conditions among the three East Asian countries, and thus least developed commercial capitalism, Korea suffered the most in the process of modernization among the three nations, being annexed and colonized by Japanese Imperialism for 36 years (1910~1945).
      PubDate: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • An Australian View of the Pusan Political Crisis in Korea, 1952

    • Abstract: This paper examines the
      PubDate: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • Intertextual Dynamics in Ode to My Father: Competing Narratives of the
           Nation and the People

    • PubDate: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial
           Korea. Janet Poole. ...

    • PubDate: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • Hydraulic Theory and Hydraulic Engineering Projects of the Wusong River (

    • Abstract: This paper attempts to explore the significance of the overall water control system and numerous water control projects in the Jiangnan region. Through a series of large-scale dredging projects, the Ming and Qing Dynasties attempted to achieve the goals of securing national tax revenue and guaranteeing the production activity for the farmers. However, due to the weakened hydraulic system, excessive expenses, and interests on various levels, large-scale hydraulic engineering projects were unable to achieve their original goals. Starting in the sixteenth century already, interests about practical one-time hydraulic engineering projects on a small scale began to surface.
      Meanwhile, in the Qing Dynasty, when the socio-economic transformation developed more, a new awareness of hydraulics surfaced due to the expansion of commercial cultivation over a large amount of land in the Jiangnan region. This was the result of an attempt to break away from the heavy dependence on water control facilities that had little room for improvement by growing a variety of plants and crops instead of focusing solely on simple grain production. Therefore the cultivation of a variety of commercial crops and plants and the development of the handicraft industry in the Jiangnan region since the sixteenth century are two aspects of Chinese society that resulted from ineffective water control facilities. However, despite these limitations and failures, large-scale hydraulic engineering projects were carried out repeatedly due to the economic importance of the Jiangnan region and to the efforts to achieve the ideals of flood control.
      PubDate: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:01 +010
  • The Nipponophone Company and Record Consumption in Colonial Korea

    • Abstract: 20
      PubDate: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:01 +010
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