International Journal of Korean History

International Journal of Korean History

Basic info

  • Publisher: Korea University, Center for Korean History
  • Country of publisher: korea, republic of
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2018/May/12

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: History
  • Publisher's keywords: Korean History
  • Language of fulltext: english

Publication charges

  • Article Processing Charges (APCs): No
  • Submission charges: No
  • Waiver policy for charges? No

Editorial information

Open access & licensing

  • Type of License: CC BY-NC
  • License terms
  • Open Access Statement: Yes
  • Year open access content began: 2000
  • Does the author retain unrestricted copyright? False
  • Does the author retain publishing rights? False

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  • Permanent article identifier: DOI
  • Content digitally archived in: Other
  • Deposit policy registered in: None

This journal has '224' articles

Historical Characteristics of Korea's Social Democracy

Historical Characteristics of Korea's Social Democracy

Authors: Kyung-chae Roh

Socialism is an ideology that was formed and organized in the process of the political movement of modern western Europe. For its part, social democracy, founded in the late 19th century, carried the same meaning as socialism in that it criticized the structural discrepancy within capitalism. In the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution and the establishment of the Comintern, the Communist International, in 1919, social democracy began to be diverged from Marxism‐Leninism, or communism. As a result of its individual ideological origin and hue within each country, there are many interpretations of social democracy. However, there are a few essential values that are consistently pursued: democracy and socialism as well as political freedom and socio‐economic equality. Seen in this light, social democracy can be found not only in the West as there exist different versions in various countries throughout the globe. While Korea began to participate in exchanges with countries in which social democracy was practiced since 1917, the relationship did not take root. Therefore, it is easy to see that Korea’s variety of social democracy1 is more of a philosophy and ideology created during the process of our own historical development, rather than something that was formed as a result of any relationship with the West. Moreover, Korea’s social democracy emerged as a movement based on practicality rather than as a result of any theoretical debate or strife. And thus, Korea’s social democracy is a practical ideology boasting Korean characteristics, which nevertheless in many ways approaches the variety of social democracy found in the West.

Keywords: Historical Characteristics, Korea's Social Democracy
Trends in the Study of Modern Korean History, 1945~2000

Trends in the Study of Modern Korean History, 1945~2000

Authors: Hyonku Min

The study of Korean history has made significant developments over the last fifty years in Korea, receiving more attention than other academic fields. This may be a natural phenomenon in that it directly concerns the study of her own nation and people. At the same time, it has experienced several upheavals during this period, and many more issues wait to be resolved in the future. Summarizing all the trends and achievements in the field of Korean history over the last fifty years is no simple matter. 1 It certainly has experienced the same kinds of turmoil that Korea went through. Despite this, there has been significant works done in various fields related to Korean history, and in every decade. A detailed analysis of the results of such works will make it clear that a general reorganization of modern Korean history should be undertaken.

Keywords: Study, Modern Korean History

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