Accepted Paper:

Anthropological exchange between Korea and Japan during the post-war period  


Dongseong Park (Soonchunhyang University)

Paper short abstract:

This study examines anthropological exchange between Korea and Japan in the post-war period, which is especially focused on 1960s and 1970s.

Paper long abstract:

The liberation from Japanese rulers in 1945 marked as the starting point for Korean Anthropology to escape from colonial influences. Since the late 1960s, Koreans gradually resumed studying anthropology in Japan, while some Japanese anthropologist begun fieldwork in the countryside of Korea. Anthropological research by Koreans and Japanese in each other's sides and the academic exchange between the two countries have since then given each other significant influence, but in a different way from the colonial period.

Among the profound and multi-sided interactions between the two countries, this study aims to explore the influence that Japanese anthropological tradition have played on Korean anthropology at the beginning period of academic exchange, to be specific, between the 1960s and the 1970s.

Panel P134
Anthropology of Japan in Korea / Anthropology of Korea in Japan (KOSCA/JASCA joint panel) (CLOSED)