Pages 43-57 – Hyunsoo Kim – The Relationship between the British Fleet’s Withdrawal from Port Hamilton (Kŏmundo) and British Foreign Policy’

On 28 April 1884, Britain and Korea exchanged ratifications for the Second British-Korean Treaty of Amity and Commerce (the ‘Parkes’ treaty). With this treaty’s ratification, Britain and Korea created an official diplomatic channel and wrote clearly the first page of British-Korean diplomatic history. However, the Port Hamilton affair (May 1885–Feb 1887), in which the British…

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…