after reading the book “Kyung Moon Hwang, A History of Korea. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 ”
You do not need to write everything. choose 1 or 2 questions and use them as guide.
no more than 35
sentences of Book summary. minimum 3 paragraphs required.
1. “To say that the economic and social wellbeing
of the Korean people per se was not Japan’s ultimate objective would be
an understatement. At the same time, it cannot be denied that Korea went through a modernizing metamorphosis.” (From
Sources of Korean Tradition, p. 334.) Please explain this statement.
2. How is the colonial period typically divided? Are these useful divisions? Why or why not? 3. What were some of the results
of the movement? How is it significant? Can it be considered a success or a failure or both? How so?
4. How was the movement connected to events in other countries, particularly in Europe?
5. Why does the text of the “Declaration of Independence” say “we shall not blame Japan”? Do they blame Japan or not?