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A History Of Korea

Author : Kyung Moon Hwang
ISBN : 9781137573599
Genre : History
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A concise, lively history of Korea, which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the ancient era through to the jarring transformation that resulted in two distinctive trajectories through the modern world. This new edition of a successful text brings it up-to-date with the latest scholarship and developments in Korea's history.
Category: History

Brief History

Author : Mark Peterson
ISBN : 9781438127385
Genre : Korea
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Written by one of the leading experts on Korea, A Brief History of Korea covers the history of Korea from the origins of the Korean people in prehistoric times to the economic and political situation in North and South Korea today. Providing a detailed overview of the cultural and historical influences that have shaped Korean society, the author discusses the major periods of Korean history Three Kingdoms, Koryo Dynasty, and Chosun Dynasty; the foreign invasions Korea has endured; the post-World War II situation that led to the country's division and the Korean War; and developments in North and South Korea from the end of the Korean War up through the present.
Category: Korea

A History Of Korea

Author : Jinwung Kim
ISBN : 9780253000248
Genre : History
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Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a common history that extends back more than 3,000 years. In this comprehensive new history of Korea from the prehistoric era to the present day, Jinwung Kim recounts the rich and fascinating story of the political, social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic developments in Korea's long march to the present. He provides a detailed account of the origins of the Korean people and language and the founding of the first walled-town states, along with the advanced civilization that existed in the ancient land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the often complex history of the Three Kingdoms Period, Kim chronicles the five-century long history of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep impression on Korean culture. From the beginning, China has loomed large in the history of Korea, from the earliest times when the tribes that would eventually make up the Korean nation roamed the vast plains of Manchuria and against whom Korea would soon define itself. Japan, too, has played an important role in Korean history, particularly in the 20th century; Kim tells this story as well, including the conflicts that led to the current divided state. The first detailed overview of Korean history in nearly a quarter century, this volume will enlighten a new generation of students eager to understand this contested region of Asia.
Category: History

The History Of Korea

Author : Chun-gil Kim
ISBN : 0313332967
Genre : History
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Chronicles the history of Korea, from prehistoric and medieval times through its conflicts with Japan and the twentieth-century creation of a North and South Korea.
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Author : Andrew C. Nahm
ISBN : STANFORD:36105130512432
Genre : History
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Korea: Tradition and Transformation
Category: History

A History Of Korea

Author : Michael J. Seth
ISBN : 9780742567177
Genre : History
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In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael J. Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and its still little-known cultural heritage from their inception to the two Korean states of today. Telling the remarkable story of the origins and evolution of a society that borrowed and adopted from abroad, Seth describes how various tribal peoples in the peninsula came together to form one of the world's most distinctive communities. He shows how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the world of late-nineteenth-century imperialism, fell victim to Japanese expansionism, and then became arbitrarily divided into two opposed halves, North and South, after World War II. Tracing the past seven decades, the book explains how the two Koreas, with their deeply different political and social systems and geopolitical orientations, evolved into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising start, became one of the few postcolonial developing states to enter the ranks of the first world, with a globally competitive economy, a democratic political system, and a cosmopolitan and dynamic culture. North Korea, by contrast, became one of the world's most totalitarian and isolated societies, a nuclear power with an impoverished and famine-stricken population. Seth describes and analyzes the radically different and historically unprecedented trajectories of the two Koreas, formerly one tight-knit society. Throughout, he adds a rich dimension by placing Korean history into broader global perspective and by including primary readings from each era. All readers looking for a balanced, knowledgeable history will be richly rewarded with this clear and concise book.
Category: History

A History Of Korea

Author : Charles Roger Tennant
ISBN : 9780710305329
Genre : History
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Details the history of Korea beginning with the prehistoric era, through the era of the Three Kingdoms, the coming of the Mongols and the Manchu invasion, and to the present era.
Category: History

The History Of Korea 2nd Edition

Author : Djun Kil Kim
ISBN : 9781610695824
Genre : History
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This revised edition examines North and South Korea's political, socio-economic, and cultural history from the Neolithic period to the early 21st century, including issues of recent political unrest and preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics. • Includes an expanded bibliography with additional print and electronic sources • Provides updated accounts of both North and South Korea's more recent events that enable readers to grasp the global significance and power of both nations
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A History Of Korea

Author : Takashi Hatada
ISBN : 0874360641
Genre : Corée - Histoire
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A History of Korea is a translation of Professor Hatada Takashi's Chōsen-shi, undoubtedly the best known survey history of Korea ever written. For almost two decades this work, which surveys developments on the Korean peninsula from the prehistoric period to the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, has been standard reading for students of Korean history throughout the world. The translators remark that they were attracted to Hatada's work by ". . . the skill with which the author revealed the interrelationship between political history and social and economic development" (p. vi). The focus of Hatada's work on selected aspects of Korean socio-economic history, an area in which he has made major contributions through his publications, is at once strength and a weakness. Hatada's concentration upon the socio-economic position of the Korean peasantry and outcaste groups and the control of the agricultural foundations of the state by the Korean elite led him to ignore the entire cultural dimension, the book's most serious flaw, and to de-emphasize other economic factors such as international trade and domestic commerce. At the same time, this socio-economic emphasis proved to be the book's greatest strength, so much so, that despite weaknesses, e.g., the sketchy and often erroneous character of the final chapter covering post-I945 events, which would have led to the early demise of a lesser work, the book has gone through sixteen printings since it first appeared in late I95I. A second strength of Hatada's work, regrettably but understandably omitted in the translation, was provided by the bibliographies appended to each of the book's fifty-eight sections, and the selected bibliography at the end which together provided an overview of Japanese scholarship on Korean history. -- from http://www.jstor.org (June 13, 2011).
Category: Corée - Histoire

A Brief History Of Korea

Author : Mark Peterson
ISBN : 0816050856
Genre : History
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An introduction to the history of Korea that covers its past from prehistoric times, to the medieval period, to the country's status as a Japanese colony prior to World War II, to its present day division into North and South Korea.
Category: History