Offspring of Empire: The Koch'ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945 (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of Inte

Offspring of Empire: The Koch'ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945 (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of Inte

By: Carter J. Eckert (author)Paperback

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According to conventional interpretations, the Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910 destroyed a budding native capitalist economy on the peninsula and blocked the development of a Korean capitalist class until 1945. In this expansive and provocative study, now available in paperback, Carter J. Eckert challenges the standard view and argues that Japanese imperialism, while politically oppressive, was also the catalyst and cradle of modern Korean industrial development. Ancient ties to China were replaced by new ones to Japan - ties that have continued to shape the South Korean political economy down to the present day. Eckert explores a wide range of themes, including the roots of capitalist development in Korea, the origins of the modern business elite, the nature of Japanese colonial policy and the Japanese colonial state, the relationship between the colonial government and the Korean economic elite, and the nature of Korean collaboration. He conveys a clear sense of the human complexity, archival richness, and intellectual challenge of the historical period. His documentation is thorough; his arguments are compelling and often strikingly innovative.

About Author

Carter J. Eckert is Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University.

Contents

List of IllustrationsPreface1. Merchants and Landlords2. An Industrial Bourgeoisie3. Class and State: The Financial Nexus4. Class and State: Partners in Management5. Between Metropole and Hinterland: The Acquisition of Raw Materials and Technology6. Between Metropole and Hinterland: The Quest for Markets7. "Without Any Trouble"8. Class Over NationConclusionNotesGuide to RomanizationBibliographyIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780295993881
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780295993881
  • weight: 631
  • ISBN10: 029599388X

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