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Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (2021) 21 (1): 105–122.
Published: 01 May 2021
... contexts. This article thus seeks to recover a common sense of direction in daily life. It does so by tracing the routes of land surveying during the Korean Empire ( Taehan Cheguk 大韓帝國) period (1897–1910) and analyzing how directionality was determined. It helps reveal how common people thought about...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. Kwangmu Land Register. In the first row, surveying routes are recorded as one of four directions, as such “toward the south” ( nambŏm 南犯). The second row contains information on the neighboring parcels and uses four cardinal points (clockwise from the top: south, west, north, and east More
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Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (2021) 21 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 May 2021
...–12 ). By the early 1900s a guidebook to Korea, for instance, even advised the Japanese that “Koryŏ celadon worth hundreds of yen can be obtained . . . for no more than 10. If you want to buy even cheaper, it is possible to excavate old tombs. Land is also cheap” ( Yoshikura 1904: 136–37 ; Moon 2010...
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