Pages 103 – 124 – Young-ju Rhee – ‘From Ethnically-based to Inclusive Society- South Korean Citizenship Policy Reforms, 1997 to the Present’

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, citizens and non-citizens residing in nation-states are struggling to balance their increasingly fluid sense of belonging in and out of territorial and cultural boundaries. Nation-states strive to address these issues with mixed success. South Korean citizenship has evolved from an exclusive, specifically highly ethnicized and politicized form, to a m……

Pages 87-102 – Dorota Szawarska – ‘Love or Reason – Or Why Do Elderly Sakhalin Korean Repatriates Carry on Supporting their Adult Children Remaining on Sakhalin?’

This article is about love, help and compassion. It provides an account of intergenerational support that goes against the widely publicised and encouraged practice and understanding of filial piety (Sung Kyu-taik, 2005); it goes against the image of the elderly as a dependent, passive generation waiting to be helped; and finally it calls for a…

Pages 79-86 – Hyung-dae Lee – ‘Perceptions of Western Civilization and Literary Modes of Expression in Newspapers of the Enlightenment Period- Editorials and Poems Published in the Tongnip shinmun and Taehan maeil shinbo’

This study analyses the perceptions of Western civilization found in modern newspapers during the period 1880–1910, while also tracing the flow of the relevant literary modes of expression. More specifically, it focuses on the Tongnip sinmun (獨立新聞 ‘The Independent’) and Taehan maeil sinbo (大韓每日申報 ‘Korean Daily News’). Various debates and discussions have been carried out…

Pages 65-71 – Kim Seung-u – ‘Travel Accounts of a Korean Envoy in London- Yi Chongŭng’s Soyu kyŏnmunrok’

This study introduces the Sŏyu kyŏnmunrok (西遊見聞錄 ‘Records of a Journey to the West’, 1902), a work which consists of a kasa (歌辭, a traditional Korean vernacular verse form) of approximately 400 verses. Moreover, efforts are made herein to analyse the general characteristics of this particular work. The Sŏyu kyŏnmunrok was compiled by Yi Chongŭng…

Pages 55-64 – Yoong-hee Jo – ‘Travel Accounts of Two Britons in Chosŏn Korea in the Late 19th Century- A.E.J. Cavendish’s Korea and the Sacred White Mountain’

The late 19th century saw a marked increase in the interest in Chosŏn displayed not only amongst its neighbours such as Japan and China, but also in certain Western countries as well. The subsequent expansion in the number of Westerners who visited Chosŏn to experience first-hand this Asian nation was occasioned not only by the…