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A Holocaust Trio of A Failed State, A Failed Hegemony and A Modern State: A Conceptual Analysis of the Sino-Japanese War and Japan's Genocide of the Donghak Peasant Armies

SON, Key-young 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research analyzes the transformation of East Asia’s international order and the masses of Joseon as the victims of the era from the perspectives of international relations and historical studies. While conducting an interdisciplinary analysis to achieve cross-fertilization between the two academic disciplines, this research aims to undertake the collection of historical data and the conceptualization of historical facts. This research illustrates the Sino-Japanese War and the Donghak Peasants War from the international, national and popular movement levels by using the concept of “state failure” and the methods for analyzing the Holocaust of Jews. This approach sheds light on the international and domestic environment that made possible the genocide of the Donghak peasant armies and villagers whose victim count ranges from 30,000 to 300,000 to 400,000. It argues that the Sino-Japanese War and the Holocaust of the Donghak peasant armies and villagers were caused by a trio of a modern state(Japan), a failed state(Joseon) and a failed hegemony(Qing), with the former exhibiting aggressiveness and brutality and the latter two producing governance crises.

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