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Korea under Siege, 1876-1945: Capital Formation and Economic Transformation

Young-Iob Chung


This book examines the transformation of the independent and isolated Korean economy into a dependent colonial economy during the period between 1876 and 1945, focusing on capital formation, economic development, and structural changes. During this 70-year period, Korea underwent three distinct stages of economic transformation: the traditional economy before the opening of the country to the outside world in 1876, the transitional economy between 1876 and 1904 under its own sovereignty, and the colonial economy under Japan from 1905-1945. This book studies the combination of changing circumst ... More

Keywords: capital formation, economic transformation, structural changes, traditional economy, transitional economy, colonial economy, institutional reforms, economic reforms, entrepreneurship, income distribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195178302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195178300.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Young-Iob Chung, author
Eastern Michigan University (Emeritus)
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