Ms. Lee Yoon Yung: The Paradox of Paintings in Korea under Japanese Colonial Rule (1905-1945)

Yoon_Lee_seminarDate: 24 November 2010
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 238 Main Building

At the end of the 19th century, Japan emerged as a dominant nation in Asia who expended their territory with a succession of military campaigns. In order to legitimize its colonial rule, Japan used two different, and sometimes contradictory approaches. Japan identified itself with the “advanced” West and treated neighboring Asian countries as an inferior other. On the other hand, Japan promoted a unified Asia-as-one as an alternative to Western imperialism … (Please click on the image to read more)