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Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910–1945

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This remarkable book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. E. Taylor Atkins focuses on past and present Japanese fascination with Korean culture as he reassesses colonial anthropology, heritage curation, cultural policy, and Korean performance art in Japanese mass media ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 25th 2010 by University of California Press (first published July 10th 2010)
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Christina Wang
Oct 11, 2015 Christina Wang rated it did not like it
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Atkins needs to go back to grade 3 english class and learn how to write a sentence. A sentence should convey one or two ideas maximum not 5 different ideas. If you sentence is an entire paragraph something is wrong. Also Atkins needs to realize the beauty of simplicity. I'm not trying to look up in the dictionary every other word. Even the message of the book wasn't clear. Atkins seems to say that Japanese colonial rule was beneficial for Korea's culture and that colonial rule is what shaped ...more
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