Cover: Colonial Industrialization and Labor in Korea in HARDCOVER

Harvard East Asian Monographs 181

Colonial Industrialization and Labor in Korea

The Onoda Cement Factory

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$44.95 • £35.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674142404

Publication Date: 08/31/1999


6 x 9 inches

2 figures, 3 maps, 41 tables

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  • Tables, Figures, and Maps
  • Introduction
  • 1. Structural Changes in the Workforce of Colonial Korea
    • Rural Exodus: The Shift to the Nonagricultural Sector
    • South to North Regional Migration and Urbanization
    • Overseas Migration to Manchurian and Japanese Labor Markets
    • The Labor Market Structure of Colonial Korea
    • The Labor Policy of the Japanese Colonial Government
  • 2. Labor-Management Relations in the Onoda Sŭnghori Factory
    • The Cement Industry and Colonial Development
    • Labor Relations in the Onoda Sŭnghori Factory
    • Social Hierarchy in the Colonial Factory: A Collective Drama
    • Labor Turnover
    • Wages and Other Forms of Compensation
    • Labor Responses
    • Growth of a Factory Town: Sŭngho ŭp
  • 3. The War and Korean Workers: Disintegration of the Colonial System
    • Wartime Changes in the Colonial Labor Force
    • War and the Sunghori Workers
  • 4. Workers in Liberated Korea: The Onoda Samch’ŏk Factory
    • The Onoda Samch’ŏk Factory in 1945
    • From Self-Governing Council to Government Management
    • Samch’ok Cement as a Government Enterprise
    • The Privatization of Samch&rsquŏ;ok Cement
    • Inauguration and Success of the Tongyang Cement Company
  • Conclusion
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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