Korean Textbooks over the Years: A Window into Korean Education
After the annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910, Korea was controlled by the Japanese Governor-General, adding an extra layer of censorship to the suffocating atmosphere created by the Newspaper Law of 1907 and the Publication Law of 1909. During the military government period of 1910 to 1919, magazines faced severe censorship or were forced to shut down altogether. Most of the newspapers and magazines from the previous time period ceased publication entirely. The majority of the magazines allowed to publish during this period were religious ones, and they too had to censor their political opinions to ensure their survival.