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Monuments, Memory, and Identity

Constructing the Colonial Past in South Korea

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Guy Podoler

Between 1910 and 1945 Korea was subjected to Japanese colonial rule. Monuments, Memory, and Identity investigates ways how postcolonial South Korea commemorated this difficult past in light of changing political and social conditions, and against the background of the divided nation. By analyzing museums, memorial halls, parks and monuments, the author deciphers and maps the South Korean commemorative landscape. He analyzes the layouts of the country’s well-known «sites of memory» and explores the on-site plaques, exhibits, and photos as well as the booklets and publications. This book underpins the shifts and trends in recollecting this important historical period by addressing the following questions: How has postcolonial South Korea been constructing and reconstructing its colonial past? Why were certain narratives and images chosen at different times? What debates, controversies, and challenges were involved in this dynamic process? Furthermore, the author discusses the South Korean case within the broader context of the postcolonial discourse.

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267 Index An Ch’ang-ho, 213–218, 230, 231, 242, 243, 244 An Chung-gn, 187, 189, 190–199, 200, 204, 206, 214, 219, 221, 222, 229, 230, 231, 241, 244 An Ik-t’ae, 114 Arendt, Hannah, 96 Auschwitz, 96, 97 Baker, Don, 33, 197 Bar-Tal, Daniel, 177 Barthes, Roland, 17, 67 Bobrikov, Nicholas, 190 Breuilly, John, 176 Bronze Age, 44, 48, 50 Buddhism/Buddhist, 24, 25, 48, 50, 131, 132, 175, 190, 219, 220, 221 Chang In-hwan, 110, 189 Chang Po-go, 51, 60 Chang T’aek-sang, 65, 66 Ch’angdkkung palace, 48, 50 Cheju, 105, 135, 158 Chen Chia-Li, 247, 248 Chewang un’gi, 24, 25 Chiang Kai-shek, 205, 219 ch’inilp’a, 102, 113. See also collaboration, “pro-Japanese” Cho Chin-t’ae, 116 Cho Hn, 63 Cho Man-sik, 65, 217 Ch’oe Nam-sn, 29, 44, 114, 131 Ch’oe Rin, 114 Chn Myng-se, 65 Chn Myng-un, 110, 189 Chng Yag-yong, 220 Chongmyo Royal Ancestral Shrine, 48, 50 Ch’ngsalli battle, 154, 155, 156, 187, 191 Chsen, 42, 77, 164 Chosn dynasty, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34, 45, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 72, 77, 80, 91, 117, 132, 137, 146, 163, 168, 184, 197, 220, 223 Chosun Ilbo, 35, 114–116, 136, 161, 244, 249 Christianity/Christian, 33, 37, 175, 194, 197, 212, 214, 241 Chu Si-gyng, 65 chuch’e, 39, 166 Ch’umo i chari, Independence Hall, 185, 186, 187 Chun Doo Hwan, 12, 69, 111, 112, 113, 171, 212, 227, 231, 237, 239, 245 collaboration, “pro-Japanese,...

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