Citizenship, Social Equality and Government Reform: Changes in the Household Registration System in Korea, 1894-1910

@article{Hwang2004CitizenshipSE,
  title={Citizenship, Social Equality and Government Reform: Changes in the Household Registration System in Korea, 1894-1910},
  author={Kyung Hwang},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={355 - 387}
}
  • Kyung Hwang
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
For over a millennium before the 20th century, the Korean state had maintained a system of household registration, or hojok. In the Choson dynasty (1392-1910), these registers, through their specification of each household head's status either as a tax-paying commoner or tax-exempt aristocrat or low-born, reinforced the hereditary status delineation of each locality and in turn determined everything from tax and service obligations to the courtesies and behaviors of social interaction. Within… Expand
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