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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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Economic and Social Change under Japanese Colonialism

Economic and Social Change under Japanese Colonialism

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(p.56) 2 Economic and Social Change under Japanese Colonialism
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Building a Heaven on Earth
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Albert L. Park

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839659.003.0003

Chapter 2 outlines the transforming capitalist economy in rural Korea. It discusses how various nationalists and intellectuals responded to the agrarian crisis and saw rural Korea fitting into their visions of the ideal nation- state. This discursive description of the impact of capitalism on rural culture and society provides context for understanding why YMCA, Presbyterian, and Ch’ŏndogyo leaders created new faith- based social activist language and why the movements chose to focus their reconstruction efforts on the countryside.

Keywords:   capitalism, commodification, agriculture, rural life, locality, agrarianism, industrialization, bourgeois nationalists, Marxists

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