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Rationalizing Korea The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945

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ISBN-10: 0520288327

ISBN-13: 9780520288324

Edition: 2016

Authors: Kyung Moon Hwang

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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 argues that while this formative process resulted in a more commanding and systematic state, it was also highly fragmented, socially embedded, and driven by competing, often conflicting rationalizations, including those of Confucian statecraft and legitimation. Such outcomes reflected…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 0.65" wide x 0.91" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Kyung Moon Hwang is Assistant Professor of History at University of Southern California.