International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Agrarian Transformation and Colonialism: An Historical-Comparative Study of Korea and the Philippines

International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Volume 3 (1993), pages 142-166

Authors: Seung Woo Parka and Gary P. Greenb
Affiliation: aDepartment of Sociology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Republic of South Korea; bDepartment of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madision, WI, USA

ISSN: 0798-1759


Abstract

Agrarian Transformation and Colonialism: An Historical-Comparative Study of Korea and the Phillipines

This study compares the development of South Korea, a relatively successful case in East Asia, with the underdevelopment of the Philippines. We examine the internal class dynamics and external world economic forces that shaped capitalist development in Korea and the Philippines. The comparative analysis reveals that the structural transformation in agriculture, and rural class relations, were critical to the divergent paths of development of these two Asian countries.

Resumen

Transformación Agraria y Colonialismo: Un Estudio Histórico-Comparativo de Corea y Filipinas

Este estudio compara el desarrollo de Corea del Sur, caso relativamente exitoso en Asia oriental, con el subdesarrollo de Filipinas. Examinamos la dinámica interna de clase y las fuerzas económicas del mundo exterior que le dieron forma al desarrollo capitalista en Corea y Filipinas. El análisis comparativo revela que la transformación estructural de la agricultura y las relaciones entre clases rurales fueron claves para determinar los senderos divergentes de desarrollo de estos dos países asiáticos.

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