Korean Tonghak Rebellion

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Department
East Asian Studies
Course
EAS105H1
Professor
Ken Kawashima
Semester
Winter

Description
Koreans Tonghak Rebellion during first SinoJapanese War economic hardship and rebellious persecutiontreaties with foreign powers worsened conditions for ordinary peopleJapan bought rice profits from increases in prices went to middlemen not producers Japan fishery companies invaded Korean coastal waters and their ships took over carrying trade Droughts reduced tax revenues state expenditures risen with payment of items to foreigners and need to finance modern institutions army desperate for increasegovernment allowed tax collectors greater leeway in oppressing peasantsTonghak petitioned government repeatedly for end to persecution and religious tolerationChoe Sihong second patriarch Tonghak launched an insurrecti
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