Rationalizing Korea: The Rise of the Modern State, 1895–1945. By Kyung Moon Hwang (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2016) 395 pp. $75.00 cloth $34.95 paper

  title={Rationalizing Korea: The Rise of the Modern State, 1895–1945. By Kyung Moon Hwang (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2016) 395 pp. \$75.00 cloth \$34.95 paper},
  author={Mark E. Caprio},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  • Mark E. Caprio
  • Published 3 February 2017
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
9 Citations
A Fugitive Christian Public: Singing, Sentiment, and Socialization in Colonial Korea
Abstract:Well-known songs of colonial Korea such as "Kagop'a" and "Pongsŏnhwa" appear to be secular songs, but their origins lie in the complex intersection of North American Christian missions,
A Reverend on Trial: Debating the Proper Place of Christianity in the North Korean Revolution
Abstract:As the early North Korean state (1945–50) sought to groom "proper" revolutionary subjects, many Christian leaders publicly confronted the state. When Presbyterian minister Cho Ponghwan upset
Maps of Life and Abjection: Reportage, Photography, and Literature in Postwar Seoul
  • J. Chung
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 2020
The collapse of the Japanese empire unleashed in the streets of Seoul new everyday epistemologies and affects closely tied to evolving relationships across media. This article analyzes how reportage,
Protestant Rites and the Problem of Religious Difference in Colonial Korea
Abstract:Colonial Korean society was a crucible of ritual conflict and innovation. The confluence of Protestant expansion, Japanese colonization, and cultural nationalism during the early twentieth
The Sacred and the Secular: Protestant Christianity as Lived Experience in Modern Korea: An Introduction
According to Statistics Korea, in 2015 the number of South Koreans identifying as Protestant Christians was 9,675,761 (19.7 percent of the population), making Protestantism the most popular religion
The Student's Hand: Industrial Education and Racialized Labor in Early Korean Protestantism
Abstract:In the 1900s American missionaries used the industrial vision of the African American leader Booker T. Washington to instill the idea of economic progress in Koreans. Inspired by this uplift
Rhee Syngman’s Protestant theory of liberty: 1894–1910
ABSTRACT In this article I highlight the ways in which Rhee Syngman, the first South Korean president (1948–1960), conceptualised the notion of liberty in the 1900s within a Protestant intellectual
Placing Image and Practice in Tension: South Korean Nurses, Medical Pedagogy, and the Indiana University Bloomington Nursing Program, 1958–1962
In the aftermath of the Korean War (1950–53), the symbolic and material reconstruction of South Korea began, with much of the relief work assumed under the broad banner of the United Nations and its
“Counting One's Allies”: The Mobilization of Demography, Population, and Family Planning in East Asia, Late 1920s–Present
This article interrogates the category “Cold War family planning” for the East Asian context (1945–1991), arguing that the category remains highly relevant while also reflecting a much longer


Organizational Capabilities and the Economic History of the Industrial Enterprise
In my book Scale and Scope (1990), I focused on the history of the modern industrial firm from the 1880s, when such firms first appeared, through World War II. I did so by comparing the fortunes of
The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality
Governmental rationality - an introduction, Colin Gordon politics and the study of discourse, Michel Foucault questions of method, Michel Foucault governmentality, Michel Foucault theatrum politicum