Moving Gyeongseong: Korean Reaction to Changes in the Urban Landscape of Colonial Seoul in the 1920s

Ga-Young Song, Jane


  • The 1920s building boom in Gyeongseong (the name of Seoul during the Japanese occupation of 1910-1945) created a modern geography that had not existed before. Korean residents traveled along the widened roads that connected all the major city monuments, absorbed their new environment sculpted by imposing western-style buildings, and congregated in public places ('officially sanctioned social places') ... read more
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