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Miller, Owen (2016) 'The transformation of the Chosŏn economy in the Open Port Period, 1876–1910.' In: Seth, Michael, (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp. 81-94.

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Korea’s relative isolation from the emerging world system during the latter centuries of the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392-1910)1 was a double-edged sword. It protected Chosŏn from outside interference and helped the dynasty to last an exceptionally long time. But when the modern capitalist world did arrive, it was a sudden and shocking experience. To make matters worse, by this time Korea’s island neighbour had already set out decisively on the path of modernisation and it was Japan who would eventually come to dominate the Chosŏn economy and then annex the country in 1910.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea
ISBN: 9780415739313
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 13:05

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