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

Author: Jinwung Kim
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2012.
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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  Read more...
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Kim, Jinwung.
History of Korea.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2012]
(DLC) 2012032989
(OCoLC)740630824
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jinwung Kim
ISBN: 9780253000781 0253000785
OCLC Number: 826449509
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Dawn of the Korean Nation --
The Period of the Three Kingdoms --
Parhae, Unified Silla, and the Later Three Kingdoms (676-936) --
The First Half of the Koryŏ Period (918-1170) --
The Second Half of the Koryŏ Period (1170-1392) --
The First Half of the Chosŏn Period (1392-1650) --
The Second Half of the Chosŏn Period (1650-1910) --
The Period of Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-1945) --
Liberation, Division, and War (1945-1953) --
The Period of Postwar Reconstruction (1953-1971) --
Reversal of Fortunes (1972-1992) --
Both Koreas in a New Phase (1993 to the Present) --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Jinwung Kim.

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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.  Read more...

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