This week, a three way competition for control of Korea between Japan, China, and Russia heats up! Factional fighting in the Korean court will drag Japan and China into conflict; in the end, the Koreans themselves are sidelined when it comes to controlling their own fate.
Listen to the episode here.
Cummings, Bruce. Korea’s Place in the Sun.
Duus, Peter. The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910.
Uchida, Jun. Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876-1945.