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UW Center for Korea Studies Publication Series is devoted to conference volumes and other manuscripts such as memoirs. This series is published by the University of Washington Center for Korea Studies and is printed and distributed by the UW Press.
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International Impact of Colonial Rule in Korea, 1910-1945
In recent years, discussion of the colonial period in Korea has centered mostly on the degree of exploitation or development that took place domestically, while international aspects have been relatively neglected. Colonial discourse, such as...
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Spaces of Possibility
In, Between, and Beyond Korea and Japan
Spaces of Possibility, which arose from a 2012 conference held at the University of Washington’s Simpson Center for the Humanities, engages with spaces in, between, and beyond the national borders of Japan and Korea. Some...
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Reassessing the Park Chung Hee Era, 1961-1979
Development, Political Thought, Democracy, and Cultural Influence
The Republic of Korea achieved a double revolution in the second half of the twentieth century. In just over three decades, South Korea transformed itself from an underdeveloped, agrarian country into an affluent, industrialized one....
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South Korea's Education Exodus
The Life and Times of Early Study Abroad
South Korea's Education Exodus analyzes Early Study Abroad in relation to the neoliberalization of South Korean education and labor. With chapters based on demographic and survey data, discourse analysis, and ethnography in destinations such as...
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An Affair with Korea
Memories of South Korea in the 1960s
In 1966 Vincent S. R. Brant lived in Sokp’o, a poor and isolated South Korean fishing village on the coast of the Yellow Sea, carrying out social anthropological research. At that time, the only way...
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Colonial Rule and Social Change in Korea, 1910-1945
Colonial Rule and Social Change in Korea 1910-1945 highlights the complex interaction between indigenous activity and colonial governance, emphasizing how Japanese rule adapted to Korean and missionary initiatives, as well as how Koreans found space...
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Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States
From 1966 through 1981 the Peace Corps sent more than two thousand volunteers to South Korea, to teach English and provide healthcare. A small yet significant number of them returned to the United States and...
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The Politics of Suicide and Martyrdom in Korea
Suicide and martyrdom are closely intertwined with Korean social and political processes. In this first book-length study of the evolving ideals of honorable death and martyrdom from the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392–1910) to contemporary South Korea,...
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The Northern Region of Korea
History, Identity, and Culture
The residents of the three northern provinces of Korea have long had cultural and linguistic characteristics that have marked them as distinct from their brethren in the central area near the capital and in the...
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