Assimilating Seoul : Japanese rule and the politics of public space in colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Assimilating Seoul : Japanese rule and the politics of public space in colonial Korea, 1910-1945

Author: Todd A Henry
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Asia Pacific modern, 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Assimilating Seoul, the first English-language book-length study of colonial Seoul during the years 1910-1945, challenges conventional nationalist paradigms to reveal the intersection of Korean and Japanese history in this important capital. Henry offers a transnational account that treats the city's public spaces as "contact zones." Through micro-histories of Shinto festivals, industrial expositions, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Henry, Todd A., 1972-
Assimilating Seoul
(DLC) 2013038505
(OCoLC)861677158
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd A Henry
ISBN: 9780520958418 0520958411 1306320844 9781306320849 0520293150 9780520293151
OCLC Number: 868609516
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 299 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Constructing Keijo: The Uneven Spaces of a Colonial Capital --
2. Spiritual Assimilation: Namsan's Shinto Shrines and Their Festival Celebrations --
3. Material Assimilation: Colonial Expositions on the Kyongbok Palace Grounds --
4. Civic Assimilation: Sanitary Life in Neighborhood Keijo --
5. Imperial Subjectification: The Collapsing Spaces of a Wartime City.
Series Title: Asia Pacific modern, 12.
Responsibility: Todd A. Henry.
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"Assimilating Seoul, the first English-language book-length study of colonial Seoul during the years 1910-1945, challenges conventional nationalist paradigms to reveal the intersection of Korean and Japanese history in this important capital. Henry offers a transnational account that treats the city's public spaces as "contact zones." Through micro-histories of Shinto festivals, industrial expositions, and sanitation campaigns, he shows how residents negotiated pressures to become loyal, industrious, and hygienic subjects of the Japanese empire. Unlike previous, top-down analyses, this ethnographic history investigates modalities of Japanese rule as experienced from below. Although the colonial state set ambitious goals for the integration of Koreans, Japanese settler elites and lower-class expatriates reshaped the speed and direction of assimilation by bending government initiatives to their own interests and identities. Meanwhile, Korean men and women of different classes and generations re-articulated the terms and degree of their incorporation into a multi-ethnic polity. Assimilating Seoul captures these fascinating responses to an empire that used the lure of empowerment to disguise the reality of alienation"--

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"A major contribution to the study of the history of twentieth-century Korea." -- John Whittier Treat Korea Journal "A most welcome addition to the field of Korean studies." -- Alexis Dudden American Read more...

 
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