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The Status of Donghak Peasant Revolution Archive and the Archival Preliminary Study

  • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
  • 2016, (50), pp.231-271
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Archival Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Jungsungmi 1

1원광대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The Donghak Peasant Revolution in 1894 was a nationwide movement from the bottom of the uprising, which opened Korean modernization. Before and after the said revolution, the map of East Asian powers changed. It was an event with very significant meaning. When the revolution occurred in 1894, the peasant revolutionaries could not escape from the yoke of the traitors who rebelled. However, as time passed, recognition of the event also changed. Since the centennial anniversary of the Donghak Peasant Revolution in 1994, concerns and interests regarding the event have increased. Studies on this revolution have also been invigorated, thus shedding new light on the incident. By focusing on the historical sources on the Donghak Peasant Revolution in this article, the current status and archive of the event is studied, its value reviewed, and its collection, classification, arrangement, and description discussed from the perspective of archival studies.

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