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Author Park, Soon-Won, 1949-

Title Colonial industrialization and labor in Korea : the Onoda cement factory / Soon-Won Park.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  331.766694 PARK {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Harvard-Hallym series on Korean studies.
Harvard East Asia monographs ; 181.
Harvard-Hallym series on Korean studies.
Harvard East Asia monographs ; 181.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book is a study of labor relations and the first generation of skilled workers in colonial Korea, a subject crucial to the understanding of modernization in twentieth-century Korea. Born in rural Korea, these workers confronted both the colonial experience and the modern workplace as they interacted with Japanese managers and workers. In post-colonial Korea, they formed the nucleus of the workforce, both blue and white collar, that has transformed Korea. They are often portrayed as passive victims, but in reality they were active players who formed their own identities as skilled workers. Based on the archives of the Onoda Cement Factory and interviews with surviving workers, this work analyzes the complex relationship between colonialism and modernization.
Subject Onoda Semento Kabushiki Kaisha -- History.
Labor -- Korea -- History.
Cement industries -- Korea -- History.
ISBN 0674142403 (alk. paper)