Review of Chaisung Lim, Senji Keizai to Tetsudō Unei (Wartime Economy and Railroad Operations)

University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, 2005
  • Jongwon Woo
Part of the Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan book series (MSSEHSJ)


Spanning from pre-WWII to the post-Korean War, this work is the culmination of the author’s analysis of the historical process by which Korean Railways was transformed from an infrastructure of colonial domination to an infrastructure of resistance to socialism. It is an analysis based on detailed evidence from primary materials uncovered by the author himself. The key points brought to light by the empirical evidence and addressed in this volume are the Chosen (Korean National) Railway’s organizational responses to the environment brought about by war and liberation: the restructuring of operating processes internal to the organization and the restructuring of the transport capacity allocation system external to the organization.


Colonial Period Freight Transport Railway Transport Korean Economy Railway Operation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Humanities and Social SciencesSaitama UniversitySaitamaJapan

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