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A History of Korea (3rd Edition)

An Episodic Narrative

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 276
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Macmillan Essential Histories


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11 October 2021

$32.99

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11 October 2021

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08 November 2021

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Dynamic and meticulously researched, A History of Korea continues to be one of the leading introductory textbooks on Korean history. Assuming no prior knowledge, Hwang guides readers from early state formation and the...

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Dynamic and meticulously researched, A History of Korea continues to be one of the leading introductory textbooks on Korean history. Assuming no prior knowledge, Hwang guides readers from early state formation and the dynastic eras to the modern experience in both North and South Korea. Structured around episodic accounts, each chapter begins by discussing a defining moment in Korean history in context, with an extensive examination of how the events and themes under consideration have been viewed up to the present day. By engaging with recurring themes such as collective identity, external influence, social hierarchy, family and gender, the author introduces the major historical events, patterns and debates that have shaped both North and South Korea over the past 1500 years.

This textbook is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Korean or Asian history. The first half of the book covers pre-20th century history, and the second half the modern era, making it ideal for survey courses

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Comprehensive scope, covering Korea's history from the ancient to contemporary eras, and both South and North Korea

Clearly and accessibly written, providing comprehensive coverage without assuming prior knowledge of Korean history

Guides readers into each chapter with a single representative historical event or episode, discussed in detail and in context

Includes illustrations, chronologies, maps and other reference material to supplement study

Brand new Epilogue covering the developments of the last 5 or so years in both North and South Korea, bringing the book's coverage right up to the present day

More textboxes on thought-provoking topics such as the Korean War in film

Updated throughout with the latest scholarship and refreshed images to illuminate key concepts

A brand new companion website to support teaching and learning with a wealth of resources including further discussion questions, interactive maps and PowerPoint slides for lecturers
List of Chronologies and Maps
Brief Chronology
Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Note on Romanization
1. Goguryeo and Ancient Korea
2. Queen Seondeok and Silla's Unification of Korea
3. The Unified Silla Kingdom
4. Founding of the Goryeo Dynasty
5. Religion and Regionalism in the Goryeo Order
6. The Mongol Overlord Period
7. Goryeo-Joseon Transition
8. Confucianism and the Family in the Early Joseon Era
9. The Great Invasions, 1592-1636
10. Ideology, Family, and Nationhood in the Mid-Joseon Era
11. Intellectual Opening in the Late Eighteenth Century
12. Popular Culture in the Late Joseon Era
13. Nineteenth-Century Unrest
14. 1894, A Fateful Year
15. The Great Korean Empire
16. The Japanese Takeover, 1904-1918
17. The Long 1920s
18. Nation, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Late Colonial Period
19. Wartime Mobilization, 1938-45
20. The Liberation Period, 1945-50
21. The Korean War^rth Korea
23. 1960s South Korea
24. Culture and Politics in 1970s South Korea
25. Monumental Life in North Korea
26. South Korean Democratization
27. South Korea in the 21st Century
28. Epilogue: Historical Reckoning in the Two Koreas, 2010-2020.- Further Readings
Index.

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Kyung Moon Hwang is Professor of Korean Studies at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. A graduate of Oberlin College and Harvard University, his research covers the modern transformation of Korea, with a focus on state and society in the early 20th century and history disputes in the late 20th century.

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Kyung Moon Hwang is Professor of Korean Studies at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. A graduate of Oberlin College and Harvard University, his research covers the modern transformation of Korea, with a focus on state and society in the early 20th century and history disputes in the late 20th century.

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