Colonial Times; Guryongpo; Japanese Society; Reorganization of Fishing Village; Economy and Society; Coloniality; Modernity
민속학연구, no.27, pp.91 - 115
This study focus on a fishing village which changed to be one of the largest modern fishing port in east coast area of Korea during the Japanese colonial period. Paying attention to the formation and development of Japanese society in Guryongpo, researcher would like to reveal the invasion and domination of colonial influence, and investigate responses of the oppressed.
Migration and settlement of Japanese fishermen to Guryongpo, moulding and transformation of modern living space, formation of colonial social relation and the response of the oppressed provide an opportunity to understand the implicit meanings of colonial modernity.
It was the result of universalization of capitalistic market system in the context of world history which Guryongpo, a quite fishing village changed into a base of modern fishing in the colonial period. The meticulous planning and efforts of Japanese agencies concerned for migration and settlement of Japanese fishermen in colonial fishing village support this result.
It is understood that colonial modern space was a social space in which diverse interests were emerged, collided and compromised. The colonial society composed of diverse groups on the basis of nationality, class and ideology. Each group had its own stance brought about difference of political, economic and social position. Therefore the colonial society acted as a social space of confliction, collision and compromise.
Modern space as a space of collision and compromise involved multiple aspects of social composition and everyday life in colonial period. These characteristics of colonial space enhances interests in the multiplicity of society and culture in colonial period