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Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism: Spectacle, Politics and History

Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism: Spectacle, Politics and History Book Reviews Aesthet ic Constructions of Korean Nat ionalism: Spectacle, Poli­ ti cs and History by Hong Kai. New York: Routledge, 20 11 . 16 4 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $1 33.00 (cloth) Hong Kal's Aesthet ic Constructions of Korean Nat ionalism : Spectacl e, Poli­ ti cs and Hist ory takes the reader on a guided tour of exposition pavilions and museums in Seoul. The six short chapters cover two exposition venues from the colonial era (1915 -29), three national museums built in the 1980s and 1990s (War Memorial of Korea [W MK], the Independence Ha ll of Korea [IHK], and the National Museum of Contemporary Art [ NMC A] ), one war memorial in Japan (Yushukan), and the recently constructed waterway of Ch'6nggyech'6n. Even though the sites are widely separated in time and space, Kai believes they manifest the re-imaginings of the "Korean" nation as the embodiment of both an ancient, but also a modern construct, engineered by successive autocratic regimes beginning with the Colonial Government General of Korea (CG K, 1910-45) to the current president, Lee Myung-bak (Yi Myongbak) for their own legitimization schemes. As Kai correctly observes in her introduction, fundamental questions sur­ rounding http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Korean Studies Duke University Press

Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism: Spectacle, Politics and History

Journal of Korean Studies , Volume 17 (1) – Mar 12, 2012

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Copyright © 2012 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
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0731-1613
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2158-1665
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10.1353/jks.2012.0005
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Book Reviews Aesthet ic Constructions of Korean Nat ionalism: Spectacle, Poli­ ti cs and History by Hong Kai. New York: Routledge, 20 11 . 16 4 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $1 33.00 (cloth) Hong Kal's Aesthet ic Constructions of Korean Nat ionalism : Spectacl e, Poli­ ti cs and Hist ory takes the reader on a guided tour of exposition pavilions and museums in Seoul. The six short chapters cover two exposition venues from the colonial era (1915 -29), three national museums built in the 1980s and 1990s (War Memorial of Korea [W MK], the Independence Ha ll of Korea [IHK], and the National Museum of Contemporary Art [ NMC A] ), one war memorial in Japan (Yushukan), and the recently constructed waterway of Ch'6nggyech'6n. Even though the sites are widely separated in time and space, Kai believes they manifest the re-imaginings of the "Korean" nation as the embodiment of both an ancient, but also a modern construct, engineered by successive autocratic regimes beginning with the Colonial Government General of Korea (CG K, 1910-45) to the current president, Lee Myung-bak (Yi Myongbak) for their own legitimization schemes. As Kai correctly observes in her introduction, fundamental questions sur­ rounding

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Journal of Korean StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Mar 12, 2012

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