Work of the Fellows: Monographs;

The Korean Buddhist Empire: A Transnational History (1910-1945)

Kim, Hwansoo Ilmee (Fellow, 2014-15)

Cambridge, MA: Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, 2022

From the publisher's description:

In the first part of the twentieth century, Korean Buddhists, despite living under colonial rule, reconfigured sacred objects, festivals, urban temples, propagation—and even their own identities—to modernize and elevate Korean Buddhism. By focusing on six case studies, this book highlights the centrality of transnational relationships in the transformation of colonial Korean Buddhism.


Subjects: History; Religion;; Buddhism; Transnationalism; Transnational History; Empires; History of Korea;