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 South Korea - Under Japanese Rule
Even before the country was formally annexed by Japan in 1910, the Japanese caused the last ruling monarch, King Kojong, to abdicate the throne in 1907 in favor of his feeble son, who was soon married off to a Japanese woman and given a Japanese peerage.
In 1937 the Japanese governor general ordered that all instruction in Korean schools be in Japanese and that students not be allowed to speak Korean either inside or outside of school.
Japanese rule was harsh, particularly after the Japanese militarists began their expansionist drive in the 1930s.
countrystudies.us /south-korea/7.htm   (1089 words)

 AllRefer.com - Korea : History : Early History to Japanese Rule, Korea (Korean Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Yi dynasty, which was to rule until 1910, built a new capital at Seoul and established Confucianism as the official religion.
Korea attempted to close its frontiers and became so isolated from other foreign contact as to be called the Hermit Kingdom.
The Japanese instituted vast social and economic changes, building modern industries and railroads, but their rule (1910–45) was harsh and exploitative.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Korea-history.html   (612 words)

 Korea - Colonial Period (History)
The Japanese plan called for the seizure of state-owned unreclaimed land, military farms cultivated by troops, and the mobilization of Korean laborers for their reclamation.
The Japanese attempted to bring all schools under government management, reduce the number of schools, subordinate the content of education to their colonial policy, and retard Korean education by lowering the level of academic content.
The Japanese Government-General was constantly sensitive to the public awareness and education of Koreans.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/korea/history/colonial_period.htm   (3354 words)

 Korea Resource Center - north korea
During the Goryeo period, the silk was considered by China to be the best in south korea attractions the world, and pottery made with blue-green celadon glazes became a coveted Korean specialty.
His rule was marked by the violation of human rights (admittedly, on far smaller scale than in North korea) as well as by the record-breaking economic growth.
In this period, southern Korea was occupied first by the Jin state of Korea, and later the Samhan, the 3 hans of Korea (Not related north korea culture to the Chinese Han dynasty).
www.taxgloss.com /Tax-Banks_H_-_K-/Korea.html   (2108 words)

 About North Korea - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
North Korea is on the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula that extends 1,100 km from the Asian mainland.
To the west it borders the Yellow Sea and the Korea Bay and to the east it borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea).
During the period of Japanese rule (1910-45), the government attempted to force Koreans to adopt the Japanese language and culture.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/North-Korea.html   (1021 words)

 Korea under Japanese rule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Korea was occupied and under Japanese rule during the period of Japan's administrative control of the Korean peninsula in the early 20th century from 1910 to 1945.
A group of Japanese agents entered the Imperial palace in Seoul, which was under Japanese guard, and Empress Myeongseong (also known as "Queen Min") was killed and her body desecrated in the North wing of the palace.
South Korea's economy grew mostly during the 1960's and 70's under the dictatorship era of General Park and the economic reforms under the Third and Fourth Republics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korea_under_Japanese_rule   (5344 words)

 Young Koreans against Ethnic Discrimination in Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Moreov er, the Japanese government does not officially recognize the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the north and it was only after 1982 th at Japan granted permanent residence to individuals supporting North Korea.
That is, they receive their education not as Koreans but as "Japanese," are raised without t he least knowledge of the Korean language, and are exposed to Japanese prejudice s and discrimination in school and society.
Mintohren, Soren, Mindan and Seinen Kai are unifi ed in their demand that the Japanese must apologize to and compensate Koreans in Japan for Japanese colonial aggression and atrocities, and that it must also re solve the legal status of Koreans in Japan by establishing their rights and guar anteing ethnic education.
www.isop.ucla.edu /eas/newsfile/koryouth/youthdiscrim.htm   (8765 words)

 Korea Sessions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In postcolonial South Korea the unsettled present has been comprised of the existence of a rival regime in the peninsula; the need to write a history vis-à-vis Japan, the former colonizer, and its own concept of her troubled past; and, finally, the necessity to establish a stable society.
Studies of the cultural industries of the colonial period sometimes treat the output of the media as largely "colonial" in a diffusionist sense, suggesting that both Korean audiences and performers were to a large extent passive recipients of Japanese popular culture.
During the colonial period, the idea grew that rule by a foreign power was a violation of national dignity, and a central tenet of the religious leadership’s reform programs was that recovery of national integrity was linked to recovery of individual dignity.
www.aasianst.org /absts/2004abst/Korea/sessions.htm   (9919 words)

 The Art of Propaganda (dprkstudies.org)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
When Korea was liberated from the Japanese by the United States in the South, and the Soviet Union in the North, Kim returned to the Northern Soviet occupied territory as a major in the Soviet army.
While educational statistics for North Korea look impressive relative to other third-world nations, the actual value of their education is reduced by the enormous volume of time spent on the study of things Kim Il Sung, with estimates being between 20 and 30 percent of all class time.
Although North Korea has very gradually relaxed some of its control in some areas (such as “mass” songs), it is also clear that the performance arts of North Korea, while providing entertainment, still primarily serve as tools for continued indoctrination of the people by repeatedly demonstration “correct” behaviors.
www.areastudies.org /documents/dprk003.html   (3711 words)

 Korea: History
During the Koryo period, literature was cultivated, and although Buddhism remained the state religion, Confucianism—introduced from China during the Silla years and adapted to Korean customs—controlled the pattern of government.
Korea limited its foreign contacts during this period and later resisted, longer than China or Japan, trade with the West, which led to its being called the Hermit Kingdom.
Two incidents of terrorism against South Korea were widely attributed to North Korea: a 1983 bombing that killed several members of the South Korean government, and the 1987 destruction of a South Korean airliner over the Thailand-Myanmar border.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0859140.html   (1358 words)

 History of Korea, part II
However, the Japanese ruled with an iron fist and attempted to root out all elements of Korean culture from society.
The Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945, cause the peninsula to came under divided rule: the USSR occupied Korea north of the 38th parallel, while the U.S. occupied the southern section.
Although his rule was more lenient than General Park's, and he adopted many reforms, the Korean people became tired of military rule.
www.lifeinkorea.com /Information/history2.cfm   (723 words)

 BBC News | Asia-Pacific | Japanese 'remorse' over Korea rule
The Japanese Prime Minister, Keizo Obuchi, has expressed his country's "deep remorse" for the suffering caused during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea's firing of a multi-stage ballistic missile over Japan recently brought home a reminder of the possible military threat from Pyongyang.
According to the Japanese prime minister's office, proposals for six-party talks on the situation in North Korea will be put to President Kim.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/187954.stm   (445 words)

 Jackson School of International Studies - Korea Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Undergraduate and graduate courses on Korean history and society cover the period under Japanese colonial rule in the first half of the twentieth century, the liberation of Korea after 1945, the Korean War, and the political, economic, social, and cultural development of both South Korea and North Korea.
The program emphasizes the study of Korea in the context of East Asian civilization and the modern world economy, not simply as a single country isolated from its neighbors.
Students are encouraged to take related courses on China, Japan, and international studies, so that they will emerge from their experience at the University with comprehensive training.
jsis.washington.edu /korea   (354 words)

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