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Rationalizing Korea : The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945 (Paperback) (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 the acute experience of imperialism, nationalism, colonialism, and other sweeping forces of the era"--Provided by publisher.
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 the acute experience of imperialism, nationalism, colonialism, and other sweeping forces of the era.
Number of Pages: 395
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Asia / Korea
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Kyung Moon Hwang
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2015
TCIN: 26403437
UPC: 9780520288324
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2566
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