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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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Spiritualizing the National Body

Spiritualizing the National Body

Sacred Labor, Community, and the Danish Cooperative System

(p.150) 5 Spiritualizing the National Body
Building a Heaven on Earth

Albert L. Park

University of Hawai'i Press

Chapter 5 shows why all three movements turned to Denmark for practical solutions on how to reconstruct rural Korea. It focuses on the three movements’ attempts to develop an ethical form of capitalism and a spiritual, moral economy by setting up a Danish-style cooperative system. This system was to promote a communal form of labor, which encouraged the cultivation of personality and mutual love.

Keywords:   trust, cooperatives, Denmark, moral economy, cooperative cultivation association (CCA), Yi Hun-gu

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