The 1965 Korea-Japan Treaty on Basic Relations: A New Perspective on the Normalization Process

1965년 한일기본조약 : 국교정상화 요인에 대한 새로운 해석

  • Moon, William J. (Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan) ;
  • Oh, Hyun-Seung (Dept. of Industrial & Management Engineering, Hannam University)
  • ;
  • 오현승 (한남대학교 산업경영공학과)
  • Published : 2007.06.30


With every Yasukuni Shrine visit by a Japanese Prime Minister, one can expect that the Korean government will jump up and down to condemn Japan. The blatant antagonism between the two powerhouses in Asia, lingering around more than sixty years after the end of the colonial period, is unmistakably more than interplay of their colonial history. It is an illumination of a largely unsettled post-colonial diplomacy that was executed in the name of economic advancement. The purpose of this paper is to shed lights on a largely ignored subject matter that unambiguously shaped the peculiar relationship between Korea and Japan.

해마다 반복되는 일본수상의 야수꾸니신사 참배는 한국정부의 심리를 자극하기에 더없이 적합한 외교소식이다. 아시아의 정상이라고 할 수 있는 두 나라 사이의 적대감은 단순히 60년이 지난 식민지시대의 역사로만 보기는 힘들다. 두 나라의 관계는 한국은 물론 일본의 경제성장을 위하여 고의적으로 소외시킨 식민지시대 후 외교수립의 영향을 보여주고 있다. 이 논문의 목적은 빈번히 무시되지만 명백하게 두 나라의 관계를 구체화한 한일기본조약의 역사를 밝히기 위해서이다.



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