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A history of Korea : from "Land of the Morning Calm" to states in conflict

Author: Jinwung Kim
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jinwung Kim
ISBN: 9780253000248 0253000246
OCLC Number: 740630824
Description: xx, 684 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: Dawn Of The Korean Nation: --
Prehistoric age --
Origins of the Korean people --
Old Choson --
Confederated kingdoms --
2: Period Of The Three Kingdoms (57 BC-AD 676): --
Growth of Koguryo --
Rise and decline of Paekche --
Rise and growth of Silla --
Rise and fall of Kaya --
Silla's unification --
Political and social structure of the three kingdoms --
Culture of the three kingdoms --
Three kingdoms and Japan --
History war with China --
3: Parhae, Unified Silla, And The Later Three Kingdoms (676-936): --
Rise and growth of Parhae --
Government and society of unified Silla --
Unified Silla's flourishing culture --
Later three kingdoms --
4: First Half Of The Koryo Period (918-1170): --
Forging a centralized government --
Ruling structure --
Economic and social structure --
Foreign relations in the early Koryo Period --
Development of aristocratic culture --
5: Second Half Of The Koryo Period (1170-1392): --
Disturbances in Koryo society --
Koryo and the Mongols --
Downfall of Koryo --
6: First Half Of The Choson Period (1392-1650): --
Establishment of a new order --
Reorganization of the ruling structure --
Social structure and economic life --
Territorial expansion and foreign relations --
Culture in early Choson --
Growth of the Neo-Confucian Literati --
Struggle with the Japanese and Manchus --
7: Second Half Of The Choson Period (1650-1910): --
Revival of the dynasty --
Cultural rehabilitation --
Dynasty in disturbance --
Culture in the early nineteenth century --
Policies of the Taewongun --
Open-door policy and the reform movement --
Tonghak peasant war and the Kabo reform --
Downfall of Choson --
8: Period Of Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-1945): --
Government by the bayonet and the march first movement --
Japan's shift to the "cultural policy" and Korean Nationalism --
Japan's tightening grip on Korea and Korean Nationalism --
Japan's revisionist history of Korea --
Allied powers' wartime policy on Korea --
9: Liberation, Division, And War (1945-1953): --
From occupation to a separate government in Southern Korea --
Economic and social problems in Southern Korea --
Northern Korea after liberation --
Two Koreas before the Korean war --
Korean war --
10: Period Of Postwar Reconstruction (1953-1971): --
Establishment of Authoritarian rule in South Korea --
South Korean economy and society --
South Korea's relations with the United States and Japan --
Rise of the Juche state in North Korea --
North Korean economy --
North Korea's foreign relations --
11: Reversal Of Fortunes (1972-1992): --
From autocratic rule to democracy in South Korea --
Prospering South Korean economy --
Militaristic South Korean society --
South Korea's foreign relations --
Totalitarian state in North Korea --
North Korean economy --
North Korea's foreign relations --
North-South Korean relations --
12: Both Koreas In A New Phase (1993 To The Present): --
South Korean democracy in full bloom --
South Korean economy and society --
Faltering Juche State in North Korea --
North Korea's weapons of mass destruction problem --
North-South Korean relations --
Changing ROK-U S alliance --
South Korea's relations with neighboring countries --
Prospects for reunification --
Chronology --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jinwung Kim.

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