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Gi-Wook Shin (1996), Peasant Protest & Social Change in Colonial Korea, University of Washington Press Seattle and London, Chapter 8 – “Japanese Militarism and Everyday Forms of Resistance”

In this book, Shin provided his argument on how peasants leads to the social changes in Korea during the Japanese colonial period. By explaining the co-relation and history of agriculture and social movement in Korea, in chapter 8, Shin formulated how the colonization in Korea, originated from Japanese militarism, changed the situation of peasants and subsequently influenced the social order and movement in Korea. Those movement led to a big step and initiative of the urban movement of Korea in the later history.

“Korean peasants resisted colonialism until it collapsed. While more passive and covert resistance figured during the war years, it kept their national consciousness and spirit of resistance alive.”

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