Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - The Tonghak Rebellion and the Kabo Reforms...

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The Tonghak Rebellion and the Kabo Reforms (1/18) Discussion of Enlightenment Movement and its Reformist Proponents How does Ch’oe describe the relationship between the reform party and the Taewongun? How does Queen Min and King Kojong fit into the picture?? What about Japan and its aims? Enlightenment party thinkers 106 Reform is radical Looking outside (Japan) for institutions that would make Korea stronger Symbolic meaning of Koreans undermined by China Queen Min and King Kojong o Queen (more affiliated with China) Self-serving o Took advantage to implement her own administration o King Acknowledged reform movement necessary o According to Ch’oe, in what ways did the Kapsin Coup sabotage enlightenment ideals and perhaps even slow Korea’s progress toward modernization? On what assumption(s) is his analysis based? It set a belligerent tone Lost trust. Majority of population was Confucians Viewed reformists as rebellions Assumes general population is ignorant of what is going on in the world (106-107) Enlightenment leaders were the only ones that were strong enough to do anything about the reform movement Lost kojong’s trust Very small limited group pushing this agenda, (killed, exiled) Japanese troops used to support o Korean elites or Japan taking advantage to usher in their own policies Assumptions o Confucian lifestyle
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course HILD 100 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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Lecture 5 - The Tonghak Rebellion and the Kabo Reforms...

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