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pISSN : 1229-3652

2020 KCI Impact Factor : 0.58
Aims & Scope
"Chung-Ang Saron", published by Institute for Historical Studies at Chung-Ang University, publishes papers covering Korean history, Eastern history, Western history, Archeology, Art history, and Science history with the aim of promoting academic research in the field of history. The first volume of "Chung-Ang Saron" was published in December 1972 with Korean Association of Chung-Ang Historical Studies as its publisher, and from the 26th volume, Institute for Historical Studies at Chung-Ang University took over the right to issue and published it up to the current 54th (published on Dec. 31, 2021).  The institute, which took over the publishing rights, has been renewed for several years with the goal of becoming a leading academic journal of history in Korea. As a result, it was selected as a registered journal in recognition the academic achievements and values in the academic journal evaluation conducted by the National Research Foundation of Korea in 2011. Currently, "Chung-Ang Saron" is regularly published twice a year (June 30, December 31), and offline printed copies are distributed to members of the Korean Association of Chung-Ang Historical Studies, to affiliated institutions and major domestic libraries. Online services are provided on the institute's own website and KYOBOSCHOLAR (https://scholar.dkyobobook.co.kr/). Institute for Historical Studies at Chung-Ang University is undergoing renewal having with the aim of upgrading "Chung-Ang Saron" to the level of international academic journals within the next 7 years.
Jeong, Ho-hun

(Seoul National University)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.58
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.4
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.953
  • Immediacy Index : 0.0

Current Issue : 2020, Vol., No.52

  • Strengthening the royal authority of King Uiduk of Baekje and Iksan

    taekhyun oh | 2020, (52) | pp.5~42 | number of Cited : 1
    King Uideok has been recognized as a weak king. Recently, there has been a research for his achievement through international relations, but the research has not being able to be expanded because of the lack of the historical records. This is an inevitable result since the remained historical records are almost about his international achievement. However, we can find out a special thing by examining the aspect of the international relations. It is the fact that he wanted to gather descendants of King Seong through the construction of the temples in the diversified diplomacy. In addition, it is the wrong judgement to regard him as the weak and passive king for he had an attempt to strengthen his royal authority by accepting advanced Chinese culture. At the same time, it was found out that Iksan was related with King Uideok's reinforcement of royal authority. Iksan has been discovered, through archaeological discovery, as the place being related with Baekje royal family even when their capital city was Hansung, not Iksan. Also, 녹유편(Nogyupyeon) which was found in the first-built palace site (Wanggung-li) is being recorded chronically as the one in the period of King Uideok, comparing with Nogyupyeon in China. In other words, King Uideok had focused on Iksan where he had had interest from the period of capital, Hansung. Although he failed in developing Iksan, he had started to construct the facilities for royal family, and the following King Mu had continued to build large temples and a palace in Iksan. In brief, King Uideok had tried to strengthen his regal power consistently through the diversified diplomacy, construction of temples, and development of Iksan.
  • A study on “Kamishibai” of simplified life insurance in colonial joseon

    kwon hee ju | Sung, Yun-A | 2020, (52) | pp.43~72 | number of Cited : 2
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    In this article, I studied “Propaganda” of Simplified Life Insurance, Ministry of Communications of Japanese Government-General of Korea, and “Kamishibai” produced by Ministry of Communications of Japanese Government-General of Korea. First, the Japan looked for the origin of insurance in Korea's unique “gye,” emphasizing the fact that “insurance” is very Korean and universal to Koreans who may be unfamiliar with the concept of insurance, and expressed that this is the way to go on the path of civilization. but, it is difficult to obtain the effect of redistribution of income, and it is difficult to say that a large benefit has been returned to the low-income group, because it is not insurance that the whole country subscribes to, but by the general public for a small amount. Second, it was confirmed that even if the head of a family dies, it is appealing to the familial aspect that insurance is an essential matter that adults must subscribe to for the family left behind. Third, it can be seen that it is appealing to a sense of community that the nature of insurance is found in'mutual aid', and that insurance subscription is not only for you, but is helpful to all Koreans and can prepare for future risks together. Fourth, it conveys the message that insurance not only guarantees future security, but also enables normal health care and can help pioneer one's own life. The “Kamishibai” of the post-colonial Ministry of Communications of Japanese Government-General of Korea was produced in accordance with the purpose of the Korean people at that time to subscribe to the Simplified Life Insurance. “Kamishibai” went directly to farm villages in a poor environment where it was difficult to receive cultural benefits, and delivered information through a drama with a story, accompanied by a amusement function.
  • Experience in the International Labor Market and Dilemma as a Nationalist; Focusing on Ju Yo-seop’s Novels Inspired by the Writer’s Overseas Stay

    Joung, Ju A | 2020, (52) | pp.73~109 | number of Cited : 1
    This paper discusses discrimination and exclusion in international labor markets that a young Korean nationalist writer Ju Yo-seop experienced. Ju went to Shanghai to join the provisional government of Korea just after the March 1st Movement in 1919. Since then, he stayed abroad for about 16 years in Shanghai, Beijing, and California from 1920 to 1940. Based on his overseas experience, he has written some novels. Born in Pyongyang (the North Korean capital of today), he was under the influence of the Pyongyang regional nationalist movement represented by Ahn Chang-ho who asserted “Capacity-enhancing Movement” as the way to gain Korea’s independence; especially emphasizing modernization through industrial development. Ahn had a great influence not only on Korea but also on overseas Koreans. The time in the US and China helped Ju realize that ethnic and class issues can never be separated from the international labor market, a place where racial and ethnic discriminations prevail. He faces a dilemma between preserving the ethnic community and at the same time solving the problems of the classes that exist within it. In this paper, Ju's novels and articles are examined to show Singanhoe was considered by him as an alternative to combine both the survival of ethnic community and abolition of class discrimination.