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Rationalizing Korea : the rise of the modern state, 1894-1945

Author: Kyung Moon Hwang
Publisher: ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book to explore the institutional, ideological, and conceptual development of the modern state on the peninsula, Rationalizing Korea analyzes the state's relationship to five social sectors, each through a distinctive interpretive theme: economy (developmentalism), religion (secularization), education (public schooling), population (registration), and public health (disease control). Kyung Moon Hwang  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kyung Moon Hwang
ISBN: 9780520288317 0520288319 9780520288324 0520288327
OCLC Number: 951590649
Description: xvii, 395 s. : illustrations, kort
Contents: State making under imperialism: fragmentation and consolidation in the central state --
The centrality of the periphery: developing the provincial and local state --
Constructing legitimacy: symbolic authority and ideological engineering --
State and economy: developmentalism --
State and religion: secularization and pluralism --
Public schooling: cultivating citizenship education --
Population management: registration, classification, and the remaking of society --
Public health and biopolitics: disciplining through disease control
Responsibility: Kyung Moon Hwang

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Explores the institutional, ideological, and conceptual development of the modern state on the peninsula. This book analyzes the state's relationship to five social sectors, each through a  Read more...

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"[Breaks] new ground... [Hwang has] offered readers an ambitious challenge: one directed to Korean studies, but also one also carrying its implications far beyond." Cross-Currents

 
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