The Great Enterprise: Sovereignty and Historiography in Modern Korea (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society)

3.91 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780822353720: The Great Enterprise: Sovereignty and Historiography in Modern Korea (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In The Great Enterprise, Henry H. Em examines how the project of national sovereignty shaped the work of Korean historians and their representations of Korea's past. The goal of Korea attaining validity and equal standing among sovereign nations, Em shows, was foundational to modern Korean politics in that it served a pedagogical function for Japanese and Western imperialisms, as well as for Korean nationalism. Sovereignty thus functioned as police power and political power in shaping Korea's modernity, including anticolonial and postcolonial movements toward a radically democratic politics.

Surveying historical works written over the course of the twentieth century, Em elucidates the influence of Christian missionaries, as well as the role that Japan's colonial policy played in determining the narrative framework for defining Korea's national past. Em goes on to analyze postcolonial works in which South Korean historians promoted national narratives appropriate for South Korea's place in the U.S.-led Cold War system. Throughout, Em highlights equal sovereignty's creative and productive potential to generate oppositional subjectivities and vital political alternatives.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Henry H. Em is Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Underwood International College, Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He is coeditor of the Korean-language volume Entangled Modernities: Crossings between Korean and Japanese Studies.

Review:

"In this clear, concise, and fascinating book, Henry H. Em addresses key issues in Korean history and historiography, especially the writing of nationalist history. His emphasis on what might be called the redemptive potential of the nation for a democratic politics is highly original. It will interest students of nationalism, regardless of their area of study."—Andre Schmid, author of Korea between Empires, 1895–1919

"In this deeply researched book, Henry H. Em ranges across the entirety of Korean history to illumine how a unique civilization defined its own sovereignty and particularity, first for itself and vis-à-vis its neighbors, China and Japan, and then for its place in the world as a modern nation. Learned, subtle, and theoretically informed, The Great Enterprise is a major achievement."—Bruce Cumings, Chair, Department of History, University of Chicago

"The book is studded with references to studies by Western scholars... showing Em’s mastery of the subject. His detailed analysis of the interaction between Korean sovereignty and imperialism/colonialism is convincing, and his overall genealogy of modern Korean historians is plausible. In sum, Em’s book is an important addition to the study of modern Korea and Korean historiography." (Chizuko T. Allen Pacific Affairs)

"A much-needed contribution to the intertwined history of nationalism and historiography in Korea, with the distinctive ability to unsettle many of our received wisdoms."  (Namhee Lee Korea Journal)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 25.95
US$ 22.51

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780822353577: The Great Enterprise: Sovereignty and Historiography in Modern Korea (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0822353571 ISBN 13:  9780822353577
Publisher: Duke University Press Books, 2013
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Henry H. Em
Published by Duke University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In The Great Enterprise, Henry H. Em examines how the project of national sovereignty shaped the work of Korean historians and their representations of Korea s past. The goal of Korea attaining validity and equal standing among sovereign nations, Em shows, was foundational to modern Korean politics in that it served a pedagogical function for Japanese and Western imperialisms, as well as for Korean nationalism. Sovereignty thus functioned as police power and political power in shaping Korea s modernity, including anticolonial and postcolonial movements toward a radically democratic politics. Surveying historical works written over the course of the twentieth century, Em elucidates the influence of Christian missionaries, as well as the role that Japan s colonial policy played in determining the narrative framework for defining Korea s national past. Em goes on to analyze postcolonial works in which South Korean historians promoted national narratives appropriate for South Korea s place in the U.S.-led Cold War system. Throughout, Em highlights equal sovereignty s creative and productive potential to generate oppositional subjectivities and vital political alternatives. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780822353720

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Henry H. Em
Published by Duke University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In The Great Enterprise, Henry H. Em examines how the project of national sovereignty shaped the work of Korean historians and their representations of Korea s past. The goal of Korea attaining validity and equal standing among sovereign nations, Em shows, was foundational to modern Korean politics in that it served a pedagogical function for Japanese and Western imperialisms, as well as for Korean nationalism. Sovereignty thus functioned as police power and political power in shaping Korea s modernity, including anticolonial and postcolonial movements toward a radically democratic politics. Surveying historical works written over the course of the twentieth century, Em elucidates the influence of Christian missionaries, as well as the role that Japan s colonial policy played in determining the narrative framework for defining Korea s national past. Em goes on to analyze postcolonial works in which South Korean historians promoted national narratives appropriate for South Korea s place in the U.S.-led Cold War system. Throughout, Em highlights equal sovereignty s creative and productive potential to generate oppositional subjectivities and vital political alternatives. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780822353720

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Henry H.Em
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0822353725

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Em, Henry H
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 19268055-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Em, Henry
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780822353720

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Em, Henry
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780822353720

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Em, Henry
Published by Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2687730

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Henry H. Em
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780822353720

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Em, Henry
Published by Duke University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9780822353720

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Em, Henry
Published by Duke University Press Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353725 ISBN 13: 9780822353720
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0822353725

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book