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This chapter considers Korea’s shifting location in the Japanese empire which was intimately linked to geopolitical changes occurring in Northern China and Manchuria. Although such triangulations in the region among Japan, Korea, and China/Manchuria were extant long before Japan’s colonial invasions into the peninsula and the rest of the continent, regional connections remained obfuscated for decades as a result of postcolonial and Cold War divides imposed with the collapse of the Japanese empire in 1945. This chapter joins recent developments in scholarship to reframe the history of the region beyond ongoing binary divides. The life and works of Kang Kyŏngae,...

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