Stock Image

Missionary Photography in Korea: Encountering the West through Christianity

Donald N. Clark

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 8991913598 / ISBN 13: 9788991913592
Published by Seoul Selection USA, Inc.
Condition: VERY GOOD Hardcover
From OwlsBooks (Toledo, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 26, 2006

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 369.51 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2647811098

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Missionary Photography in Korea: ...

Publisher: Seoul Selection USA, Inc.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

About this title


The written word, in Korean and English, constantly struggles to interpret and describe the remarkable period of Korean history from the late nineteenth century to 1945, generally considered as marking the watershed between pre-modernity and the beginning of modernity. This remarkable time saw the end of the 500-year-old Joseon dynasty, brutal colonial occupation by Japan and World War II. But in addition to the geopolitical power struggles of the time, the influence of foreign missionaries in Korea was far-reaching and, in the case of South Korea at least, endures to this day.

[Missionary Photography in Korea: Encountering the West through Christianity] is a captivating visual addition to the material available on this period. More than 70 prints, taken between 1887 and 1938, give glimpses of the dramatic social changes in progress- missionary doctors, Korean doctors, switchboard operators, Christian weddings, new buildings, schools, teachers, football and tennis teams, crowded roofs, hairdressers, Benedictine industrial schools, Bible translation sessions and much more constitute the subject of images that absorb the reader with their abundance of character and richness of detail. Each photograph is accompanied by explanatory notes on the facing page, giving further insight into the scenes they present.

The book begins with four essays on various aspects of missionary involvement in Korea and an interview with a leading academic in the field -as such, it is not only a deeply engaging collection of rare photographs but a solid reference book on the subject of early missionary activity in Korea. Anyone remotely interested in this crucial period of Korean history should consider this book indispensable.

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

Store Description

Return/Refund Policy: Items are eligible for refund for 30 days after the order’s estimated delivery date. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase due to error on our part or if an item does not arrive within the estimated delivery time frame provided at the time an order is place, please contact our customer service team for immediate resolution. We will accept items for return if the item is no longer needed for 15 days of the items arrival date.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Items can be returned within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. All returns must be approved before an item is shipped back. Domestic returns generally take two weeks and International returns can take up to six weeks to be received and processed by our return center. In the event that an item is being returned due to an error on our part, a prepaid return label will be supplied via email upon request. If a return is not approved, there may be a delay with processing a refund. Tax ID: 87-07...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days [M-F]. Unfortunately, as a bulk order shipper, we do not provide tracking for individual orders included in our bulk shipments. Items shipped via USPS Standard Mail should arrive within 4-14 business days [M-F]. Please note, as per USPS, depending on service location and/or high peak periods within the post office, deliveries can take up to 21 business days [M-F] to arrive. Should your order not arrive within 21 business days [M-F], please contact us promptly for resolution.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express