Volume 14, Issue 1, 2017
Soon-ok Myong, Byong-soon Chun
The Impact of Western Imperialist Collection of Korean Cultural Objects
This paper investigates microcultural imperialism upon Eastern cultural heritage. In particular, it exposes the loss of Korean cultural artifacts during wars, and also during imperial cultural expeditions, visits of scholarly research groups, and diplomatic encournters. The paper argues that imperialist domination is sometimes concealed in the name of Oriental Studies projects and the assumed superiority of certain nations in terms of knowledge and technology.