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Building a Heaven on EarthReligion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea$
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Albert L. Park

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839659

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839659.001.0001

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Origins of Protestantism and Tonghak in Late Chosŏn Korea

Origins of Protestantism and Tonghak in Late Chosŏn Korea

(p.23) 1 Origins of Protestantism and Tonghak in Late Chosŏn Korea
Building a Heaven on Earth

Albert L. Park

University of Hawai'i Press

Chapter 1 examines the origins of Tonghak and Protestant Christianity in Korea. In particular, it shows the institutional strength and influence of these two religions in Korean society. Also, it argues that social activist language and practices that criticized modernization were not promoted by Tonghak and Protestant Christian institutions.

Keywords:   religion, Tonghak, Choe Che-u, Tonghak Revolution, Protestant Christianity, Nevius Plan, P’yŏngyang Revival, Industrial Education Department (IED), Kil Sŏn-ju

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