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Author Henry, Todd A., 1972- author.

Title Assimilating Seoul : Japanese rule and the politics of public space in colonial Korea, 1910-1945 / Todd A. Henry.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.
©2014

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Physical description 1 online resource (xviii, 299 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Asia Pacific modern ; 12
Asia Pacific modern ; 12.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-288) and index.
Contents 1. Constructing Keijo: The Uneven Spaces of a Colonial Capital -- 2. Spiritual Assimilation: Namsan's Shinto Shrines and Their Festival Celebrations -- 3. Material Assimilation: Colonial Expositions on the Kyongbok Palace Grounds -- 4. Civic Assimilation: Sanitary Life in Neighborhood Keijo -- 5. Imperial Subjectification: The Collapsing Spaces of a Wartime City.
Summary "Assimilating Seoul, the first English-language book-length study of colonial Seoul during the years 1910-1945, challenges conventional nationalist paradigms to reveal the intersection of Korean and Japanese history in this important capital. Henry offers a transnational account that treats the city's public spaces as "contact zones." Through micro-histories of Shinto festivals, industrial expositions, and sanitation campaigns, he shows how residents negotiated pressures to become loyal, industrious, and hygienic subjects of the Japanese empire. Unlike previous, top-down analyses, this ethnographic history investigates modalities of Japanese rule as experienced from below. Although the colonial state set ambitious goals for the integration of Koreans, Japanese settler elites and lower-class expatriates reshaped the speed and direction of assimilation by bending government initiatives to their own interests and identities. Meanwhile, Korean men and women of different classes and generations re-articulated the terms and degree of their incorporation into a multi-ethnic polity. Assimilating Seoul captures these fascinating responses to an empire that used the lure of empowerment to disguise the reality of alienation"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Public spaces -- Social aspects -- Korea (South) -- Seoul -- History -- 20th century.
Koreans -- Cultural assimilation -- Korea (South) -- Seoul -- History -- 20th century.
Japanese -- Korea (South) -- Seoul -- History -- 20th century.
Seoul (Korea) -- History -- 20th century.
Seoul (Korea) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Korea -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1910-1945.
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