The Case of Korea
By Henry Chung
Routledge – 2011 – 412 pages
This volume examines how and why Japan annexed Korea in the early twentieth century and discusses the role of foreign powers (particularly the USA) in trying to bring about freedom and independence for Korea. Written by a Korean living in the USA the book is at times a harrowing account of atrocities committed by Japan against Koreans. Entirely impartial it is obviously not, but it nonetheless covers an important if tragic part of history in East Asia.
1. Introduction 2. Diplomatic Relations Between Korea and Japan 3. Political and Judicial Oppression 4. The Official "Paddle" 5. Prisons and Prison Tortures 6. Economic Exploitation 7. Intellectual Strangulation 8. Imposition of Social Evils 9. The Persecution of the Church 10. Indignities to Missionaries 11. The Movement to Restore Independence 12. The Movement to Restore Independence (Continued) 13. Japan Amuck 14. Massacres 15. "Speaking Officially" 16. Japan’s Alleged Reforms 17. Korean and Japanese Characters Contrasted 18. Conclusion Appendices