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Edited by Hyung-Gu Lynn

There has been a rapid accumulation of new scholarship on colonial Korea in particular and comparative colonialism in general within the last ten years. This volume gathers these articles from a variety of venues to allow researchers, students, and readers to access the most important scholarship on colonial Korea published in English. The volume will facilitate the rediscovery of a few older articles, insightful articles published in relatively less well-known outlets, and touchstone works, all in one convenient series. This will be useful to researchers of modern Korea and modern Japan, as well as serving a resource of courses that cover Korean history, Japanese history, and history of colonialism. As one of the few cases of non-Western colonialism, the volume will also be invaluable for researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of comparative colonialism.
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Hyung Gu Lynn

Abstract

Legal and diplomatic guidelines for relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have been in place since the Treaty of Normalization and accompanying Agreements of June 1965. Tokyo and Seoul have also cultivated extensive economic ties. Since 1965, Japan has been a major supplier of technology and capital for Korea, while Korea has consistently been among the top four export markets for Japan. Unlike relations between other neighboring countries in Asia (such as China and Vietnam, Vietnam and Cambodia, China and India, India and Pakistan, or South and North Korea), there have been no wars or military conflicts between South Korea and Japan since 1945.