By Robert Oppenheim
Drawing on notebooks and private correspondence in addition to the courses of anthropologists of the day, Robert Oppenheim exhibits how and why Korea turned an incredible item of study—with, for example, extra released approximately Korea within the pages of American Anthropologist ahead of 1900 than will be seen for a long time after. Oppenheim chronicles the activities of yankee creditors, Korean mediators, and metropolitan curators who first created Korean anthropological exhibitions for the general public. He strikes directly to research anthropologists—such as Aleš Hrdlicka, Walter Hough, Stewart Culin, Frederick Starr, and Frank Hamilton Cushing—who healthy Korea into frameworks of evolution, tradition, and race at the same time they engaged questions of imperialism that have been raised via Japan’s colonization of the rustic. In tracing the advance of yank anthropology’s figuring out of Korea, Oppenheim discloses the legacy found in our ongoing realizing of Korea and of anthropology’s past.
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An Asian Frontier: American Anthropology and Korea, 1882–1945 (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology) by Robert Oppenheim