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Ethnic Nationalism in Korea

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Description for Ethnic Nationalism in Korea Paperback. This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the roots, politics, and legacy of Korean ethnic nationalism from a sociohistorical perspective. Series: Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Num Pages: 328 pages, 20 tables, 3 figures. BIC Classification: 1FPK; JFSL; JPFN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 17. Weight in Grams: 440.
This book explains the roots, politics, and legacy of Korean ethnic nationalism, which is based on the sense of a shared bloodline and ancestry. Belief in a racially distinct and ethnically homogeneous nation is widely shared on both sides of the Korean peninsula, although some scholars believe it is a myth with little historical basis. Finding both positions problematic and treating identity formation as a social and historical construct that has crucial behavioral consequences, this book examines how such a blood-based notion has become a dominant source of Korean identity, overriding other forms of identity in the modern era. It ... Read more

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Stanford University Press United States
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Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
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About Gi-Wook Shin
Gi-Wook Shin is Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for International Studies, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. He is the author/editor of numerous books and articles including Contentious Kwangju (2004), Colonial Modernity in Korea (1999), and Peasant Protest and Social Change in Colonial Korea (1996).

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Taken as a whole this book gives a helpful insight into the history of Korean nationalism and its effect on policy and society, thereby providing valuable background information on 20th century Korean social history. It views the history of modern Korea exclusively within the context of ethnic nationalism . . . [T]his book fills an important gap in social sciences ... Read more

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