From Colonialism to Nation Branding

The Persistent Legacy of Japanese Rule in Korea (1910 – 1945)


Katarzyna J. Cwiertka

Colonialism is one of the most important forces that have shaped and reshaped culinary cultures across the globe. Although the twentieth century transformations have rendered colonialism a historical category, its legacy is by no means obsolete. This lecture will explore the complex relationship between Japan and Korea, which rests upon, and continues to be haunted by, the colonial past. It did not only play a role in the construction of Japanese and Korean national cuisines, but is also a factor in their global popularity.