A History of Korea: From "Land of the Morning Calm" to - download pdf or read online

By Jinwung Kim

ISBN-10: 0253000246

ISBN-13: 9780253000248

Contemporary North and South Korea are countries of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian kingdom with a failing financial system; the opposite a relaxed democracy with a robust economic system. but their humans proportion a standard heritage that extends again greater than 3,000 years. during this complete new heritage of Korea from the prehistoric period to the current day, Jinwung Kim recounts the wealthy and interesting tale of the political, social, cultural, fiscal, and diplomatic advancements in Korea’s lengthy march to the current. He presents an in depth account of the origins of the Korean humans and language and the founding of the 1st walled-town states, in addition to the complex civilization that existed within the historical land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the usually complicated historical past of the 3 Kingdoms interval, Kim chronicles the five-century lengthy heritage of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep influence on Korean tradition. From the start, China has loomed huge within the heritage of Korea, from the earliest occasions while the tribes that will ultimately make up the Korean state roamed the tremendous plains of Manchuria and opposed to whom Korea might quickly outline itself. Japan, too, has performed a massive position in Korean background, quite within the twentieth century; Kim tells this tale to boot, together with the conflicts that ended in the present divided nation. the 1st distinct review of Korean background in approximately 1 / 4 century, this quantity will enlighten a brand new new release of scholars desirous to comprehend this contested quarter of Asia.

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