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Author Park, Albert L., author

Title Building a heaven on earth : religion, activism, and protest in Japanese occupied Korea / Albert L. Park
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents Origins of Protestantism and Tonghak in late Chŏson Korea -- Economic and social change under Japanese colonialism -- A heavenly kingdom on earth: the rise of religious social ideology -- The path to the sacred: Korea as an agrarian paradise -- Spiritualizing the national body: sacred labor, community, and the Danish cooperative system -- Constructing national consciousness: educating and disciplining peasants' minds
Summary This work examines the progressive drives by religious groups to contest standard conceptions of modernity and forge a heavenly kingdom on the Korean peninsula to relieve people from fierce ruptures in their everyday lives. The results of this study will reconfigure the debates on colonial modernity, the origins of faith-based socialactivism in Korea, and the role of religion in a modern world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Peasants -- Religious life -- Korea -- History -- 20th century
Religion and sociology -- Korea -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Colonialism & Post-Colonialism.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Peasants -- Religious life
Religion and sociology
Socialisme et religion -- Corée -- 1910-1945 (Occupation japonaise)
Agriculteurs -- Vie religieuse -- Corée -- 1910-1945 (Occupation japonaise)
Korea -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1910-1945.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780824853273