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Social Factors to Explain Dokdo-related Research Trends in South Korea

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2017, (75), pp.63-80
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..75.201711.63
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : August 22, 2017
  • Accepted : October 27, 2017
  • Published : November 30, 2017

Youngeon Yim 1 Kim, Tae Young 2

1전남대학교
2강릉원주대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine research trends regarding Dokdo involving both Korea and Japan after 1993. The method of study analyzes contents related to Dokdo from the Research Information Service System and the National Library of Korea. The results of this study are as follows. First, in many cases, social and political factors in Korea and Japan sparked interest in Dokdo-related research. Second, interest related to Dokdo emerged, as people became interested in history and territorial issues within the fields of education and international law after 1993. Third, Dokdo research suddenly increased after 1993, and the research topics became more diversified. Fourth, Dokdo research has a tendency to be influenced by the social factors of Korea and Japan. In conclusion, regarding Dokdo research, Japan’s approach was through print and mass media, while Korea tightened its control over Dokdo.

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