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The Politics of Representaion Between Korea and Japan Around World Heritage Site -Focused on “Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining”-

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2017, (72), pp.147-170
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..72.201702.147
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : December 20, 2016
  • Accepted : January 22, 2017
  • Published : February 28, 2017

Park, Su-Kyung 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Hashima, Nagasaki is an island where Koreans were forced to work during the colonial period. The island is a World Heritage Site under the name “Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining”(1850-1910) with the truth fading into the back. This study reflects on how hashima was chosen as a World Heritage, what meaning Japan is trying to enforce on it, and how the local reaction in Nagasaki has changed before and after the declaration. Also, this paper examines the opposition to declation hashima a heritage site from Korea. As a result, I find that Abe’s 70-years discourse, the “Meiji Glory Theory” was frequently in the intent of becoming a World Heritage site and his role model, Yoshida Shoin’s Shoka Sonjyuku was chosen as part of the heritage site.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.