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ERIC Number: EJ1047065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Musical Acculturation through Primary School Activities during Japanese Colonial Rule of Korea (1910-1945)
Kim, Jeong Ha
British Journal of Music Education, v31 n3 p265-280 Nov 2014
Global colonialism and continuing post-colonial influences caused widespread cultural change at the interface of different cultures. Musical acculturation can be observed in most colonised countries. Some pro-colonialists apologetically allege that through colonisation the colonised territories would receive developmental aid and economical benefits. If this was the case, did Korean music education also benefit from Japanese colonisation as is commonly claimed? And also, was Korean school music acculturated by the Japanese curriculum? To answer these questions, I scrutinised the intentions of colonial Korean music education through interviewing 42 witnesses who attended primary schools of the time, simultaneously analysing school activities such as morning assembly and the military draft, both of which show musical content. The interviews focused in particular on the day-to-day life at school, pedagogic content and impacts of colonial education on pupils' later life and cultural identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; South Korea
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