By Robert Oppenheim
Drawing on notebooks and private correspondence in addition to the guides of anthropologists of the day, Robert Oppenheim exhibits how and why Korea grew to become an enormous item of study—with, for example, extra released approximately Korea within the pages of American Anthropologist sooner than 1900 than will be seen for many years 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 while they engaged questions of imperialism that have been raised through Japan’s colonization of the rustic. In tracing the improvement 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