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Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Todd A. Henry


Assimilating Seoul merges Korean history and Japanese history to uncover interactions obscured by conventional narratives centered on these two nation-states. The first monograph-length study of colonial Seoul in English, this book challenges nationalistic paradigms that still inform much of the research on this important city. Assimilating Seoul offers an alternative, transnational history by treating urban spaces as “contact zones.” Through micro-histories of Shintō festivals, industrial expositions, and hygiene campaigns, I show how the city's residents negotiated official pressures aimed a ... More

Keywords: imperialism, colonialism, space, city, Japan, Korea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520276550
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd A. Henry, author