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Korea recognition of intellectuals of the Meiji era - Between the tangle of "a solidarity" and "the contempt" -

라의규 1

1숙덕대학교/동양대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Even now the problem concerning the Korean image is largely reflected by historical differences which produced a variety of fiction and conflict between Korea and Japan. For example, Japan’s cultural image of Korea is mainly painted as being󰡒backward󰡓and󰡒savage󰡓. A major reason for this is evident in the lack of mutual understanding that exist to date. In this way, according to Takashi Hatada, the modern image of Korea began with research by Japanese concerning the Korean image in the midst of confusion surrounding the normalization of relations between Korea and Japan. However, he claims that until present such research is merely a comparison of the Korean image appearing in Japanese publications. With this historical background in mind, I decided to explore Japan’s modern history from the Meiji restoration to the Sino-Japanese war based on the Korean image. Due to this mutual conflict of confused󰡒solidarity󰡓and󰡒contempt󰡓, it is thinkable that Japan’s distorted mentality of Korea became evident with Japan’s victory in the Sino-japanese war.

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