Heritage Management in Korea and Japan
The Politics of Antiquity and Identity
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Washington Press
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Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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In the course of researching and writing this book, the following men-tors, colleagues, sponsors, and friends extended unwavering support and encouragement. It is my pleasure to f_inally express my gratitude in print.First, I would like to thank professors Inaga Shigemi and Yamada Sh?ji for inviting me to the Research Center for Japanese Studies, better known as ...
Preface: Critical Perspectives on Archaeology, Heritage, and Tourism
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Neither by the public, nor by those who have the care of the public monuments, is the true meaning of restoration understood. It means the most total destruction which a building can suf_fer: a destruction out of which no remnants can be gathered: a destruction accompanied by a false description of the thing destroyed. Do not let us deceive ourselves in this ...
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T_he following conventions regarding the romanization and translation of proper nouns (including place names, people, events, and institutions, as well as publications) were adopted throughout this book for consistency T_he names of authors and major historical f_igures cited in this work fol-low the Korean/Japanese convention of putting the family names f_irst. T_he ...
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Chapter 1. Ranking “Korean” Properties: Heritage Administration, South Gate, and Salvaging Buried Remains
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T_he Cultural Heritage Administration, or the Munhwajae Ch??ng (hereaf_ter CHA, one.taboldstylenine.taboldstylenine.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyle?present), formerly the Of_f_ice of Cultural Properties (Munhwa-jae Kwalliguk, hereaf_ter KSMKG, one.taboldstylenine.taboldstylesix.taboldstyleone.taboldstyle?nine.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyle), has played the major role in transforming the cultural and tourist landscape of the Republic of Korea. For more than three decades, its committee members and staf_f have worked ...
Chapter 2. Collecting Japan’s Curios: World Fairs, Imperial Tombs, and Preservation Laws
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T_he idea of ?national objects? being collected and catalogued as commodi-ties for display and exhibition can be traced back to the mid-nineteenth century, when world fairs were staged in the capitals of Europe. Far-f_lung nations and colonized outposts of the British and French empires from India, Africa, Asia, and Australia competed with established colonial enter-...
Chapter 3. Tracing Japan’s Lineage: Art, Architecture, and Conquest Dynasties
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Balancing the ?old and the new,? that is, promoting free trade and com-merce on the one hand, and enforcing protectionist measures to staunch the outf_low of antiquities on the other, posed a major dilemma for Japan?s senior statesman, It? Hirobumi (one.taboldstyleeight.taboldstylefour.taboldstyleone.taboldstyle?one.taboldstylenine.taboldstylezero.taboldstylenine.taboldstyle), who served as the f_irst prime minister of the new cabinet (see f_ig. six.taboldstyle.six.taboldstyle) from one.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyleeight.taboldstylefive.taboldstyle to one.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyle. Having studied ...
Chapter 4. Searching for the Missing Link: Prehistory, Ethnology, and Racial Discourse
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...?Prehistory,? ?evolutionary theory,? and ?the typology of races? were f_irst introduced by European and American scientists who were hired to guide the young men of Japan in catching up with Western science and medicine (Oguma one.taboldstylenine.taboldstylenine.taboldstylefive.taboldstyle, three.taboldstyle?four.taboldstyletwo.taboldstyle). T_he German doctor Phillip Franze von Siebold (one.taboldstyleseven.taboldstylenine.taboldstylesix.taboldstyle?one.taboldstyleeight.taboldstylesix.taboldstylesix.taboldstyle) and his son Heinrich (one.taboldstyleeight.taboldstylefive.taboldstyletwo.taboldstyle?one.taboldstylenine.taboldstylezero.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyle), William Gowland (one.taboldstyleeight.taboldstylefour.taboldstylethree.taboldstyle?one.taboldstylenine.taboldstyletwo.taboldstyletwo.taboldstyle), ...
Chapter 5. Excavating Korea’s Past: Colonialists, Archaeologists, and Nostalgic Ruins
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T_he Korean peninsula became the f_ield of choice for Tokyo University graduates due to a variety of intertwined economic, political, and research agendas. First, the banning of most tomb excavations had a crippling ef_fect on the f_ield of scientif_ic archaeology that had once shown so much promise in the early Meiji era (Oba one.taboldstylenine.taboldstylethree.taboldstylefive.taboldstyle; Yagi Shizuyama one.taboldstylenine.taboldstylethree.taboldstylefive.taboldstyle). Consequently, ambi-...
Chapter 6. Rediscovering the Homelands: Travel Myths, Images, and the Narrative of Return
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T_he peninsula?s geographic proximity to and strategic location at the cross-roads of three empires, China, Russia and Japan, made Korea an early target for the emerging Japanese tourist industry in the early twentieth century (see table six.taboldstyle). By the one.taboldstyleeight.taboldstylenine.taboldstylezero.taboldstyles, ships from Japan?s oldest international shipping company, the Nippon Y?sen Kaisha (NYK), were already delivering mail, ...
Conclusion. Contested Ownership: The Plunder and the Return of Cultural Treasures
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To recapitulate, we have seen that in the past century the evolution of the concepts and categories ?local,? ?national,? and ?global heritage? have paralleled the search for antiquity, authenticity, and identity by Japanese empire-building politicians, exposition organizers, collectors, scholars, businessmen, and leisure tourists. These aesthetic tastes and prefer-...
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T.scable two.oldstyle. Registered tourist facilities, by type, according to the Ministry of Cultural Heri-tage Administration (two.oldstylezero.oldstylezero.oldstylefive.oldstyle?one.oldstylezero.oldstyle)Years Purely Academic For Reconstruction Rescue Excavation TotalsT.scable three.oldstyle. Excavations, by category, according to the National Research Institute of Cultural Properties (one.oldstylenine.oldstylenine.oldstyleone.oldstyle?two.oldstylezero.oldstylezero.oldstylesix.oldstyle)...
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Publication Year: 2013