본문 바로가기
  • Home

Rethinking the Name Change of Ulleungdo and Dokdo

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2017, (75), pp.25-44
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..75.201711.25
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : October 10, 2017
  • Accepted : October 27, 2017
  • Published : November 30, 2017

Hwi-Young Song 1

1영남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper examined the purposed logic of the "Theory of Name Reversion," which takes an important Japanese defensive role in territory dominion conflict between Korea and Japan. In Japanese, Ulleungdo is called Takeshima, which originally from iso-takeshima(磯竹島). However, its name was changed to Matsushima, which was caused by the Japanese territorial encroachment of Ulleungdo. Similarly, Dokdo was initially called as Matsushima, and then changed to Liancourt Rocks, which finally turned into Takeshima during Japan's territorial annexation. These name changes were for the purposes of Japanese territorial invasion. Furthermore, according to Kawakami Kenzo, who studied Dokdo's name change, the insistence of "The Logic of Name Reversion" was also a kind of acute manipulation.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.

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