Imperial Genus: The Formation and Limits of the Human in Modern Korea and Japan by Travis Workman
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0520289595 | 324 Pages | PDF | 8.7 MB
Imperial Genus begins with the turn to world culture and ideas of the generally human in Japan’s cultural policy in Korea in 1919. How were concepts of the human’s genus-being operative in the discourses of the Japanese empire? How did they inform the imagination and representation of modernity in colonial Korea? Travis Workman delves into these questions through texts in philosophy, literature, and social science.