Turkish and Ottoman Perceptions in South Korean History Textbooks

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ŞİMŞEK A. , Cou E. Y.

BILIG, ss.143-170, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 89
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12995/bilig.8907
  • Dergi Adı: BILIG
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.143-170


The processes of nationalization in the 20th century has shaped education systems. History lessons were also negatively affected by a further direction. History textbooks have been turned into a tool to create others. There have been many international initiatives to solve this problem. History textbooks have been examined for this. Within this framework, the literature has been written. In this study, the situation of the Turkish and Ottoman image was examined in South Korean history textbooks. The books that were determined by the survey method and the document analysis technique were examined. According to findings, there are many subjects related to Turkish history in South Korean history textbooks. From Huns to the present Republic of Turkey, many subjects are being studied. Among them, Ottoman history is the largest subject. In the books, neither the text nor the visual elements revealed any negativity except for a few information errors about the Turks. This shows that South Korea adopts a universal and contemporary educational perspective in history textbooks as a democratic state and follows an approach to against alienation.