문화재에 관한 한일 간의 갈등 -그 역사와 인식의 차이-
The Conflict between Korea and Japan for the Cultural Properties -The Difference of its History and Cognition-

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서울대학교 법학연구소
법학, Vol.44 No3 pp.67-90
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Most of cultural properties had disappeared during Japan's occupation of the
Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. From the late 19th century until Japan's
defeat in World War Ⅱ, Japanese colonial officials and private collectors
amassed at least 100,000 artifacts and cultural treasures from all corners of the
Korean peninsula. Japanese looters and government-sponsored archaeologists and
art historians, even in the government itself violated the tombs of Korea's Kings
and Queens, plundering finely worked all kind of artifacts. They carted off stone
carvings, pagodas and reliquary caskets from Buddhist temples and removed tens
of thousands of ancient manuscripts from libraries.
But the story of Japan's plunder of Asia and in particular of Korea, where the
worst abuses occurred, remains relatively unexplored. While conspiracy theories
of hidden troves of gold looted by the Japanese abound, there has been little
serious of stolen art and artifacts. One reason for this “little seriousness”:
postwar discussions of Japanese cultural restitution were rapidly superseded by
political considerations. A key opponent of Japanese restitution was General
Douglas MacArthur.
The issue of missing cultural property remains unsettled and emotive thorn in
the tortured relationship between Japan and both Koreas. The North has put the
return of stolen cultural property high on the agenda in its talks with Japan on
normalizing relations. Even after decades of relatively cordial political relations...
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