Korea and the Imperialists: In Search of a National Identity
AuthorHouse, 2009 - 448 psl.
KOREA AND THE IMPERIALISTS Until the Korean War in 1950, except for evangelist Christian missionaries, Americans were not interested in Korea or considered it important in the scheme of things. Many did not know Korea had existed as an independent kingdom for centuries and others thought Korea might be a part of China or Japan. Nationalism, geopolitics, and imperialism were the major determinants of international events in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Greed and racism were the prime motivators of imperialism and non-White societies of the world were the victims. Korea was one of many countries that was invaded and made a "sphere of influence." With the support of America and Britain, Japan destroyed Korea's traditional national identity and made Korea a colony in the Japanese Empire. It was the perfect example of how imperialism profoundly affected the social, economic, and political life of countries subjugated by imperialist powers. After World War II, Korea was not granted independence because the Americans did not believe Koreans were capable of self-government. Korea was divided into two military occupation zones, resulting in the creation of a Russian and an American satellite state. In an effort to unite Korea, North Korea invaded South Korea. The U.S., China, and the two Korean states fought a meaningless war and Korea remains divided. Who are the Koreans? Why are there two Koreas? What is Korea's national identity? What role does imperialism and racism play in the destruction of national identities? Hopefully, this brief history of Korea and the Imperialists will provide some answers.
Ką žmonės sako - Rašyti recenziją
Neradome recenzijų įprastose vietose.
NationStates Nationalism Imperialism
Nineteenth Century Imperialists
The Imperialists Treaties
Revolutionaries in Exile
The Japanese Imperialists
In Due Course
The Soviet Imperialists
The Soviet Satellite State
The Korean War
The Republic of Korea
The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
The American Imperialists
The American Satellite State
Kiti leidimai - Peržiūrėti viską
38th Parallel administration American annexation April army Asia Asian August became China Chinese Christian Cold War International command Communist Party Confucian created cultural declared Democratic dominant DPRK economic election Emperor established factions February forces foreign Governor Hodge imperialism imperialist Interim Assembly invasion Japan Japanese Juche Kim II Sung Kim Jong Kim Koo Kim Kyu Sik Korea Journal Korean Communist Korean government Korean Independence Korean political Korean Provisional Government Korean War leaders Leftists major Manchuria March Minister missionaries monarchy Moscow Agreement movement nation-state national identity nationalists Neo-Progressives North occupation October officials organized Party of Korea People's Committee President Pyongyang Queen reform Report Republic of Korea revolutionary Righteous Army Rightists Royal Court Russian Seoul September social South Korea Soviet Union sphere of influence Stalin surrender Syngman Rhee Tonghak traditional treaty troops trusteeship U.S. Military Government unification United western Yong