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Rationalizing Korea"The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945"$
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Kyung Moon Hwang

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288317

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288317.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Rationalizing Korea
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Kyung Moon Hwang

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288317.003.0001

The introduction establishes the need to examine Korean history, including that of the modern state, as a long-term process from the late nineteenth century to the end of Japanese colonial rule. It presents five characteristics of the state-making process—imperializing, reifying, civilizing and colonizing, socially embedded, and fragmented—and shows how these themes converge into the book’s central argument: the emergence of the modern state was driven by a multiplicity of often conflicting rationalizations, including legitimation. The introduction then discusses the relevant theory, reviews the historiography and history of the era under study, and presents a brief road map of the book.

Keywords:   state making, rationalization, rationality, Weber, Foucault, Yun Hae-dong, legitimation, managerial legitimation, Korean history, modern Korea

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