The Construction of Korean Culture in Korean Language Textbooks
The broad aim of this project is to look into how Korean politics and general social and cultural changes have affected the development of the Korean language and how it is taught. The project will also investigate cultural “key words” in Korean, significant aspects of the Korean historical tradition, Korean cultural values, and what might be considered Korean collective identity. The aim is to assess how these areas of culture have been impacted by these political and social discourses. The project will analyze textbooks published over a 120 year period from the Enlightenment period of Korea onwards.