Cotton Cloth Trades, Currency Reforms, and Inflations: Korean Experiences of the Industrial Revolution from 1883 to 1897
Is Version Of
The first national meeting of textile and clothing professors took place in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1959. With a mission to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional and educational association of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
This site provides free, public access to the ITAA annual conference proceedings beginning in 2015. Previous proceedings can be found by following the "Additional ITAA Proceedings" link on the left sidebar of this page.
Koreans were exposed to machine-made cotton cloth through Japan, who was eager to find new marketplaces for her industrial products. Korea signed the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1876, agreeing to open trades. Through this treaty, Korean consumers experienced a flood of foreign industrial products, and these products fundamentally changed Korean society. This research traced the changing patterns of import cotton cloth prices, compared those with domestic cotton and silk cloth and rice [the most basic necessity food item], to understand how Koreans responded to the force of the Industrial Revolution. F