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A history of Korea : an episodic narrative

Author: Kyung Moon Hwang
Publisher: London : Palgrave, Macmillan Education, 2017. ©2017
Series: Palgrave essential histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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A concise history of Korea, exploring Korean civilization from Ancient times to modern history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kyung Moon Hwang
ISBN: 9781137573568 1137573562 9781137573575 1137573570
OCLC Number: 963173954
Description: xviii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Goguryeo and Ancient Korea --
Queen Seondeok and Silla's unification of Korea --
Unified Silla --
Founding of the Goryeo dynasty --
Religion and regionalism in the Goryeo order --
The Mongol overlord period --
Goryeo-Joseon Transition --
Confucianism and the family in the early Joseon era --The great invasions, 1592-1636 --
Ideology, family, and nationhood in the mid-Joseon era --
Intellectual opening in the late eighteenth century --
Popular culture in the late Joseon era --
Nineteenth-century unrest --
1894, a fateful year --
The great Korean empire --
The Japanese takeover, 1904-18 --
The long 1920s --
Nation, culture, and everyday life in the late colonial period --
Wartime mobilization, 1938-45 --
The liberation period, 1945-50 --
The Korean War --
Early North Korea --
1960s South Korea --
Culture and politics in 1970s South Korea --
Monumental life in North Korea --
South Korean democratization --
South Korea in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Palgrave essential histories.
Responsibility: Kyung Moon Hwang.

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