Kyongju Things: Assembling Place

Kyongju Things: Assembling Place

By: Robert Oppenheim (author)Paperback

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Kyongju is the archeological site of the royal capital of the first millennium kingdom of Silla. Because its ancient objects have mattered a great deal not only to its citizens but to the South Korean state and a variety of international actors, Kyongju is the site of a unique intersection of Kyongju "things." Oppenheim uses the controversy spurred by the proposed routing of South Korea's first high-speed railway line through Kyongju, to detail a battle in which the futures of Korean democracy, national culture, and Kyongju development were all said to be at stake.

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About Author

Robert Oppenheim is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780472050307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780472050307
  • weight: 445
  • ISBN10: 0472050303

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