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Building a heaven on earth : religion, activism, and protest in Japanese occupied Korea

Author: Albert L Park
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the progressive drives by religious groups to contest standard conceptions of modernity and forge a heavenly kingdom on the Korean peninsula to relieve people from fierce ruptures in their everyday lives. The results of this study will reconfigure the debates on colonial modernity, the origins of faith-based socialactivism in Korea, and the role of religion in a modern world.
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History
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Park, Albert L.
Building a heaven on earth.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014014763
(OCoLC)878953582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert L Park
ISBN: 9780824853273 082485327X
OCLC Number: 905734268
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Origins of Protestantism and Tonghak in late Chŏson Korea --
Economic and social change under Japanese colonialism --
A heavenly kingdom on earth: the rise of religious social ideology --
The path to the sacred: Korea as an agrarian paradise --
Spiritualizing the national body: sacred labor, community, and the Danish cooperative system --
Constructing national consciousness: educating and disciplining peasants' minds.
Responsibility: Albert L. Park.

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Theoretically apt and drawing on a vast array of sources, Park offers a perceptive historical study that will be well appreciated by any student of Korean religions and global Christianity.-- Read more...

 
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