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Under the Black Umbrella

Under the Black Umbrella Author Hildi Kang
ISBN-10 9780801470158
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 192
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In the rich and varied life stories in Under the Black Umbrella, elderly Koreans recall incidents that illustrate the complexities of Korea during the colonial period. Hildi Kang here reinvigorates a period of Korean history long shrouded in the silence of those who endured under the "black umbrella" of Japanese colonial rule. Existing descriptions of the colonial period tend to focus on extremes: imperial repression and national resistance, Japanese subjugation and Korean suffering, Korean backwardness and Japanese progress. "Most people," Kang says, "have read or heard only the horror stories which, although true, tell only a small segment of colonial life." The varied accounts in Under the Black Umbrella reveal a truth that is both more ambiguous and more human—the small-scale, mundane realities of life in colonial Korea. Accessible and attractive narratives, linked by brief historical overviews, provide a large and fully textured view of Korea under Japanese rule. Looking past racial hatred and repression, Kang reveals small acts of resistance carried out by Koreans, as well as gestures of fairness by Japanese colonizers. Impressive for the history it recovers and preserves, Under the Black Umbrella is a candid, human account of a complicated time in a contested place.



Under the Black Umbrella

Under the Black Umbrella Author Hildi Kang
ISBN-10 9780801470165
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 192
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In the rich and varied life stories in Under the Black Umbrella, elderly Koreans recall incidents that illustrate the complexities of Korea during the colonial period. Hildi Kang here reinvigorates a period of Korean history long shrouded in the silence of those who endured under the "black umbrella" of Japanese colonial rule. Existing descriptions of the colonial period tend to focus on extremes: imperial repression and national resistance, Japanese subjugation and Korean suffering, Korean backwardness and Japanese progress. "Most people," Kang says, "have read or heard only the horror stories which, although true, tell only a small segment of colonial life." The varied accounts in Under the Black Umbrella reveal a truth that is both more ambiguous and more human—the small-scale, mundane realities of life in colonial Korea. Accessible and attractive narratives, linked by brief historical overviews, provide a large and fully textured view of Korea under Japanese rule. Looking past racial hatred and repression, Kang reveals small acts of resistance carried out by Koreans, as well as gestures of fairness by Japanese colonizers. Impressive for the history it recovers and preserves, Under the Black Umbrella is a candid, human account of a complicated time in a contested place.



Under the Black Umbrella

Under the Black Umbrella Author Hildi Kang
ISBN-10 0801472709
Release 2005-10-20
Pages 166
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Accessible and attractive narratives, linked by brief historical overviews, provide a large and fully textured view of Korea under Japanese rule.



Reading Colonial Japan

Reading Colonial Japan Author Michele Mason
ISBN-10 9780804781596
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 320
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By any measure, Japan's modern empire was formidable. The only major non-western colonial power in the 20th century, Japan controlled a vast area of Asia and numerous archipelagos in the Pacific Ocean. The massive extraction of resources and extensive cultural assimilation policies radically impacted the lives of millions of Asians and Micronesians, and the political, economic, and cultural ramifications of this era are still felt today. The Japanese empire lasted from 1869-1945. During this time, how was the Japanese imperial project understood, imagined, and lived? Reading Colonial Japan is a unique anthology that aims to deepen knowledge of Japanese colonialism(s) by providing an eclectic selection of translated Japanese primary sources and analytical essays that illuminate Japan's many and varied colonial projects. The primary documents highlight how central cultural production and dissemination were to the colonial effort, while accentuating the myriad ways colonialism permeated every facet of life. The variety of genres the explored includes legal documents, children's literature, cookbooks, serialized comics, and literary texts by well-known authors of the time. These cultural works, produced by a broad spectrum of "ordinary" Japanese citizens (a housewife in Manchuria, settlers in Korea, manga artists and fiction writers in mainland Japan, and so on), functioned effectively to reinforce the official policies that controlled and violated the lives of the colonized throughout Japan's empire. By making available and analyzing a wide-range of sources that represent "media" during the Japanese colonial period, Reading Colonial Japan draws attention to the powerful role that language and imagination played in producing the material realities of Japanese colonialism.



America s Geisha Ally

America s Geisha Ally Author Naoko Shibusawa
ISBN-10 9780674043565
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 407
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During World War II, Japan was vilified by America as our hated enemy. As the Cold War heated up, however, the U.S. government decided to make Japan its bulwark against communism in Asia. In this revelatory work, Naoko Shibusawa charts the remarkable reversal from hated enemy to valuable ally that occurred in the two decades after the war.



Korean Society

Korean Society Author Charles K. Armstrong
ISBN-10 9781135986384
Release 2006-11-22
Pages 224
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While most analyses of Korean politics have looked to elites to explain political change, this new and revised edition of Korean Society examines the role of ordinary people in this dramatic transformation. Taking the innovative theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of the state which have participated in the process of political and social democratization - the essays collected here examine Korea as one of the most dramatic cases in the world of ordinary citizens participating in the transformation of politics. Key topics discussed include: comparisons of Korean democratization to the experiences of post-authoritarian regimes elsewhere in the world comparisons of the theory of civil society as developed in Western Europe and America the legacy of Korea's Confucian past for contemporary politics and society close examinations of various civil society movements South Korea and North Korea. Conceptually innovative, up-to-date and timely, the new edition of this book will be an invaluable resource for students of contemporary Korea, Asian politics and the global struggle for democracy.



Anarchism in Korea

Anarchism in Korea Author Dongyoun Hwang
ISBN-10 9781438461694
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 306
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A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea. This book provides a history of anarchism in Korea and challenges conventional views of Korean anarchism as merely part of nationalist ideology, situating the study within a wider East Asian regional context. Dongyoun Hwang demonstrates that although the anarchist movement in Korea began as part of its struggle for independence from Japan, connections with anarchists and ideas from China and Japan gave the movement a regional and transnational dimension that transcended its initial nationalistic scope. Following the movement after 1945, Hwang shows how anarchism in Korea was deradicalized and evolved into an idea for both social revolution and alternative national development, with emphasis on organizing and educating peasants and developing rural villages. “In contrast to dominant Korean-language scholarship, this book has a dialectical understanding of the relationship between anarchism and nationalism, one that understands the importance of nationalism for revolution in the colonial context, but one that also shows convincingly that as anarchism in Korea grew and deepened, it acquired significantly transnational dimensions.” — Christopher Connery, author of The Empire of the Text: Writing and Authority in Early Imperial China



Ancestral Leaves

Ancestral Leaves Author Joseph W. Esherick
ISBN-10 9780520947627
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 392
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Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of the Ye family—"Ye" means "leaf" in Chinese—reveal the human side of the large-scale events that shaped modern China: the vast and destructive rebellions of the nineteenth century, the economic growth and social transformation of the republican era, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Cultural Revolution under the Chinese Communists. Joseph W. Esherick draws from rare manuscripts and archival and oral history sources to provide an uncommonly personal and intimate glimpse into Chinese family history, illuminating the changing patterns of everyday life during rebellion, war, and revolution.



Peasant Protest Social Change in Colonial Korea

Peasant Protest   Social Change in Colonial Korea Author Gi-Wook Shin
ISBN-10 0295975482
Release 1996
Pages 234
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The period from 1876 to 1946 in Korea marked a turbulent time when the country opened its market to foreign powers, became subject to Japanese colonialism, and was swept into agricultural commercialization, industrialization, and eventually postcolonial revolutionary movements. Gi-Wook Shin examines how peasants responded to these events, and to their own economic and political circumstances, with protests that eventually shaped the course of postwar revolution in the north and reform in the south.



Assimilating Seoul

Assimilating Seoul Author Todd A. Henry
ISBN-10 9780520293151
Release 2016-10-13
Pages 320
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Assimilating Seoul, the first book-length study written in English about Seoul during the colonial period, challenges conventional nationalist paradigms by revealing the intersection of Korean and Japanese history in this important capital. Through microhistories of Shinto festivals, industrial expositions, and sanitation campaigns, Todd A. Henry offers a transnational account that treats the city’s public spaces as "contact zones," showing 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 shaped 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 rearticulated the terms and degree of their incorporation into a multiethnic polity. Assimilating Seoul captures these fascinating responses to an empire that used the lure of empowerment to disguise the reality of alienation.



Lost Names

Lost Names Author Richard E. Kim
ISBN-10 9780520948129
Release 2014-01-24
Pages 224
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In this classic tale, Richard E. Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce their own names and adopt Japanese names instead, the book follows one Korean family through the Japanese occupation to the surrender of the Japanese empire. Lost Names is at once a loving memory of family and a vivid portrayal of life in a time of anguish.



Christmas

Christmas Author Donald Heinz
ISBN-10 9781451406955
Release 2010
Pages 274
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Christmas: A Festival of Incarnation is a lively, engaging introduction to the history of Christmas: where it comes from, what meanings it holds, and why it is our most treasured celebration. From the origins of Christmas in the sacred texts - of early Christianity to the figure of Santa Claus to the commercial spree of today, Donald Heinz's work is a marvelous pilgrimage through lived religion as it appears in folkways, music, literature, and artùand includes a gallery of images, each capturing the spirit and significance of the nativity story. Provocative and persuasive, this insightful book shows how our "festival of incarnation" invites "wide-angled amazement" at the rich popular and theological meanings that this celebration holds. "Heinz offers a splendid overview on Christmas, blending history, theology, festival culture, and lived religious experiences. Readers will learn from it, perhaps be inspired by it. Recommended reading for both the faithful and those caught up in the spirit of the season but not quite Sure why or how."-Wade Clark Roof J.F Rowny Professor of Religion University of California at Santa Barbara



Still Life With Rice

Still Life With Rice Author Helie Lee
ISBN-10 9780684827117
Release 1997-04-08
Pages 320
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As told by her granddaughter, the biography of a Korean woman born in 1912 into a socially repressive, male-dominated society, describes her struggles to overcome the pains of war, loss, and discrimination



Ourika

Ourika Author Claire de Durfort Duras (duchesse de)
ISBN-10 0873527801
Release 1994
Pages 47
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During the French Revolution, an African girl raised in an aristocratic family in France becomes aware of the prejudices against her race and struggles to accept her life as a Black woman



Landownership Under Colonial Rule

Landownership Under Colonial Rule Author Edwin H. Gragert
ISBN-10 0824814975
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 210
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The rapid economic changes in post-World War II Korea are often described as "miraculous." Indeed, the country is frequently posited as a model for other countries to emulate. Yet few social or economic historians have seriously examined the roots of these dramatic changes. Edwin Gragert, in this analysis of landownership patterns during the final years of the Yi dynasty, contends that economic changes relevant to Korea's current prosperity long predate the postwar Period; indeed, factors influencing these changes were in place even prior to the twentieth century. A landmark in the study of socioeconomic change in modern Korea, Landownership under Colonial Rule stands firm in its revision of the nationalist thesis about Japanese land expropriation during the colonial period. The meticulous research offers the most detailed and complex view of the late Choson and colonial landholding system available in English. It reveals striking new evidence that acquisition came at a much later date, the result of market forces during the worldwide depression years. Despite having a policy of massive settlement of Japanese citizens and plans for economic exploitation and transformation of the Korean peninsula, Imperial Japan was frustrated by social, economic, and political forces already at work in Korea. Dr. Gragert opens new approaches to research on the colonial period and provides a fresh perspective on modern Korean and Japanese history.



Tombstones without a Tomb

Tombstones without a Tomb Author Hildi Kang
ISBN-10 9781624121067
Release 2017-12-19
Pages 240
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Tombstones without a Tomb has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tombstones without a Tomb also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tombstones without a Tomb book for free.



The Korean Language

The Korean Language Author Iksop Lee
ISBN-10 0791448320
Release 2000
Pages 374
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An accessible, comprehensive source of information on the Korean language--its structure and history to its cultural and sociological setting.