[KS] Publication Announcement: Korea Journal, vol. 58, no. 1

Korea Journal koreajournal at aks.ac.kr
Thu Apr 5 03:09:59 EDT 2018

  Dear list members, 



    We are delighted to announce the publication of the spring 2018 issue of the 
    Korea Journal
     (vol. 58, no. 1)
    , which is dedicated to the special topic of “
    Individualization and Community Reconstruction.”



  Special Topic: “Individualization and Community Reconstruction.” 
  The view that individualization as a global trend leads to the collapse of intimate communities including families was strongly advocated. Due to the changes in the neo-liberal world economy, state and corporate welfare functions are weakened and individual responsibility tends to be emphasized. 
               Just as surely, individualization is spreading in East Asia as well. As a result, intimate communities tend to have a weaker role than in the past, however there is a movement to restore or revitalize the community as a response to the risk society. It is worth nothing that the village community project in Seoul, the socialist experiment in China, and the residential community movement in Japan are representative examples.
               Based on the risk social theory, this special feature focused on the individualization and the change of the community through the analysis of the East Asian change. It suggests that individualization and change of community are not one-sided solo but a mutual progress. Through this, it has the purpose of illuminating the organic relation of individual and society beyond the limit of Western theory.
  The first article, by Sang-Jin Han, articulates an interpretation of neighborhood community reconstruction in Seoul, Beijing, and Tokyo, as instances of social governance from the perspective of risk society. 
  Young-Hee SHIM’s article examines concepts of individualization and neighborhood community reconstruction in close relations as dual aspects of the same coin—considering the strong community reconstruction experience in East Asia.
  An article co-written by Qiang LI, Lu ZHENG, and Hao WANG lays out the challenges faced by local communities in urban China and introduce the NQE’s pilot projects and working mechanisms. 
  In addition, three interesting papers selected from submissions by a thorough peer review process are included in this issue. 
  Seongwook KIM’s article analyzes the discourses that emerged during the discussion over the Busan Hyeongje Bokjiwon (Brothers Home) scandal, which occurred in 1987, to weaken the epistemic premises of the principle of normalization. 
  Taejin HWANG’s article examines the “transitional” process through which the U.S. military “rehabilitated” Yongsan landscape during the early Cold War period, from 1945 through the late 1960s.
  Moonsang CHUNG’s work is to analyze how three South Korean scholars—Kim Junyop,Min Tu-ki, and Rhee Yeung-hui—interpreted modern China during the Cold War era and thereby show that the development of South Korean studies on modern Chinese history was linked to the global Cold War. 
  Book Review
  This issue also carries a book review on Su-kyoung Hwang’s Korea’s Grievous War, one of the recent publications covering State-sanctioned violence in Korea, Jeju April 3 Incident. 
  The contents and full text of this issue are available at www.ekoreajournal.net.

  All the best wishes,

Eun-a KIM
Managing Editor
  Korea Journal
  The Academy of Korean Studies
  Tel: +82-31-730-8745
  Email: koreajournal at aks.ac.kr


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