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A new history of Korea

Author: Ki-Baik Lee; Edward J Shultz; Edward W Wagner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Published for the Harvard-Yenching Institute by Harvard University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses Korean history and culture from the earliest times to the student revolution of 1960.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ki-Baik Lee; Edward J Shultz; Edward W Wagner
ISBN: 067461576X 9780674615762
OCLC Number: 492996976
Notes: Translation of: Hanʼguksa sillon.
Réf. bibliogr. Index.
Description: XXII-474 pages, [13] f. de plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The communal societies of prehistoric times --
Walled-town states and confederated kingdoms --
Aristocratic societies under monarchical rule --
The fashioning of an authoritarian monarchy --
The age of powerful gentry families --
The hereditary aristocratic order of Koryŏ --
Rule by the military --
Emergence of the literati --
The creation of a Yangban society --
The rise of the neo-Confucian literati --
The emergence of landed farmers and wholesale merchants --
Instability of the Yangban status system and the outbreak of popular uprisings --
Growth of the forces of enlightenment --
Nationalist stirrings and imperialist aggression --
Development of the nationalist movement --
The beginnings of democracy.
Other Titles: Hanʼguksa sillon.
Responsibility: Ki-Baik Lee ; translated by Edward W. Wagner, with Edward J. Shultz.

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