By studying the early splits within Korean nationalism, Michael Robinson shows that the issues faced by Korean nationalists during the Japanese colonial period were complex and enduring. In doing so, Robinson, in this classic text, provides a new context with which to analyze the difficult issues of political identity and national unity that remain central to contemporary Korean politics.
Michael Edson Robinson is professor of East Asian languages and cultures at Indiana University.
AcknowledgmentsPreface Introduction1. Modern Korean Nationalism2. The Rise of Cultural Nationalism3. Within Limits: Moderate Nationalism Movements4. The Radical Critique of Cultural Nationalism5. Intellectual Crisis in Colonial Korea6. Conclusion NotesGuide to RomanizationBibliographyIndex