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dc.contributor.advisor Robinson, Michael E. en Kendall, David Lee en 2015-07-02T07:23:10Z en 2015-07-02T07:23:10Z en 2015-07 en 2015 en
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dc.description Thesis (M.A.) - Indiana University, East Asian Languages & Cultures (EALC, 2015) en
dc.description.abstract Tourist sites, like national identities, are selectively promoted depictions often made from highly contested perspectives. A site is a self-perpetuating scene created by host and visitors swapping the same images. Olivia Jenkins has described spiraling circles of representation linked to Australia’s iconic symbols, and Herbert Bix, Carol Gluck and Kosaku Yoshino have applied a similar logic to processes facilitating much greater shifts in the image of the entire nation of Japan. Success in both cases requires cropping pieces that do not fit into the newly evolved, prevalent narrative. The speed at which scenes have shifted at one palace in Seoul has meant entire buildings, a park full of fun rides, and one of Korea’s great works of literature – great at least from a Western-trained perspective -- are vanishing from collective memory. Such “a focus on small-scale or localized change can illustrate or embody much broader processes of political transformation,” as Katherine Verdery says, “the Macro is in the Micro.” Consequently this thesis examines manifestations of major changes in Korea’s governing and social structures reflected in the grounds of Changgyeonggung. Discourse and content analyses of guide books, brochures, and websites show how visitors come to absorb the conveniently condensed narratives and imagery as successive administrators place new monuments atop or alongside those of their predecessors to rewrite the geographic scenes. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en
dc.rights Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) en
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dc.subject Changgyeonggung en
dc.subject Circle of Representation en
dc.subject Heritage Tourism en
dc.subject Lady Hyegyeong en
dc.subject Palimpsest en
dc.subject Sado en
dc.subject.classification Asian studies en
dc.subject.classification Histology en
dc.title Giraffes, Ferris Wheels and Royal Reenactments: Hits and Misses in the Reinvention of a Joseon Palace en
dc.type Thesis en

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