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Author Hwang, Dongyoun, author

Title Anarchism in Korea : independence, transnationalism, and the question of national development, 1919-1984 / Dongyoun Hwang
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 292 pages)
Series SUNY series in global modernity
SUNY series in global modernity.
Contents Beyond independence : the dawn of Korean anarchism in China -- The wind of anarchism in Japan -- Pushing the limits in colonial Korea -- Korean anarchists in wartime China and Japan -- De-radicalized anarchism and the question of national development, 1945-1984
Summary A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea. This book provides a history of anarchism in Korea and challenges conventional views of Korean anarchism as merely part of nationalist ideology, situating the study within a wider East Asian regional context. Dongyoun Hwang demonstrates that although the anarchist movement in Korea began as part of its struggle for independence from Japan, connections with anarchists and ideas from China and Japan gave the movement a regional and transnational dimension that transcended its initial nationalistic scope. Following the movement after 1945, Hwang shows how anarchism in Korea was deradicalized and evolved into an idea for both social revolution and alternative national development, with emphasis on organizing and educating peasants and developing rural villages. Dongyoun Hwang is Professor of Asian Studies at Soka University of America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Anarchism -- Korea -- History -- 20th century.
Korean resistance movements, 1905-1945.
Nationalism and socialism -- Korea -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1438461690 (electronic bk.)
9781438461694 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover : alk. paper)
(hardcover : alk. paper)