History of Korea

ISBN-10: 0230205461
ISBN-13: 9780230205468
Edition: 2010
Authors: Kyung Hwang
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List price: $34.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kyung Moon Hwang is Assistant Professor of History at University of Southern California.

List of Images and Boxes
Acknowledgments
Note on Romanization
Brief Chronology of Korean History
Map of Korea
Introduction
Koguryo and Ancient Korea
The Great Battle of Salsu River, 612
Ancient Korea and Koguryo
The rise and fall of Koguryo
Koguryo and Korean history
Queen Sondok and Silla's Unification of Korea
Silla's dispatch of a tribute embassy to China, 643
Buddhism and power
Legends of the unification
Silla's �winning� features
The Unified Silla Kingdom
The assassination of Chang Pogo, 846
Chang Pogo, Ch'oe Ch'iwon, and Unified Silla society
Silla and northeast Asia
Local strongmen and the end of Silla
Founding of the Koryo Dynasty
The issuance of Wang Kon's �Ten Injunctions,� 943
�Great Founder of Korea�
Content of the Ten Injunctions
Legacy
Religion and Regionalism in the Koryo Order
The outbreak of the Myoch'ong Rebellion, 1135
The institutionalized influence of the Buddhist clergy
Myoch'ong's rebellion
Aftermath
The Mongol Overlord Period
The marriage of Lady Ki to the Yuan emperor, 1340
The Mongol conquest
Koryo women in the Mongol empire
Koryo-Choson Transition
Yi Pangwon's purge of Chong Tojon, 1398
Chong Tojon: From mastermind to political power
A renaissance, revolution, or coup?
Yi Pangwon's impact
Confucianism and the Family in the Early Choson Dynasty
The drafting of the Yi family inheritance testament, 1541
Early Choson Confucianism
Confucian family law and women's standing
The Great Invasions, 1592-1636
The return to duty of Admiral Yi Sunsin, 1597
Problems in the Korean response
Narratives of heroism
The regional order remade
Ideology, Family, and Nationhood in the Mid-Choson Era
The birth of a son to Lady Chang, 1688
King Sukchong's triangles
Famous females
Latency of the mid-Choson order
Intellectual Opening in the Late Eighteenth Century
The return of Pak Chega to Korea, 1778
�Utility for the greater good�
The sprouts of modernity?
Popular Culture in the Late Choson Era
Publication of Observations from the Countryside, 1862
Tales of the people
Other cultural forms
Popular culture and social consciousness
Nineteenth-Century Unrest
The destruction of the American merchant ship, the General Sherman, 1866
The nineteenth century issue and internal problems
The arrival of imperialism
1894, A Fateful Year
The occupation of the royal palace by Japanese soldiers, July 1894
The Tonghak spark
A shrimp caught in a whale fight
The spirit of Kabo
The Great Korean Empire
The opening of the Seoul-Inch'on rail line, 1899
Korea and the new empires
Trade and industry
The spirit of enlightenment
The Japanese Takeover, 1904-18
The secret mission to The Hague, 1907
Autonomy and modern history
Force and pushback
The deft hand of conquest
The Long 1920s
Opening of a special exhibition of Na Hyesok's paintings, 1921
The March First movement and cultural rule
Korean females in the new age
Religion and social change
Nation, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Late Colonial Period
The doctoring of a newspaper photo of the Olympic marathon champion, 1936
Expression, within limits
The quotidian blossoming of modern culture
Wartime Mobilization, 1938-45
The visit by authors Yi Kwangsu and Ch'oe Namson to Japan, 1943
Industrialization and state domination
Resignation, collaboration, and modern identity
The grand narrative: Independence movements
The Liberation Period, 1945-50
The May elections in southern Korea, 1948
The primacy of politics: A multi-lateral dynamic
Implanting the southern system
A troubling historical shadow
The Korean War
The Chinese entrance into the Korean war, November 1950
Civil wars amidst the cold war
6-25
Chinese intervention and the stalemate
Early North Korea
Kim II Sung's �Juche� speech, 1955
Liberation space North Korea
The formative fifties
Juche, history, and legitimacy
1960s South Korea
Demonstrations against the normalization of relations with Japan, spring 1964
Dictatorship, democracy, and revolutions
Park Chung Hee
Economic takeoff
Youth and angst
Culture and Politics in 1970s South Korea
Publication of Kim Chiha's �Five Bandits,� May 1970
The Yusin decade
Literary resistance
Mass culture under the Yusin
Monumental Life in North Korea
Groundbreaking for the Ryugyong Hotel, 1987
The historical challenge
Historical path, 1970s to 2000s
Monumental life
South Korean Democratization
The June Declaration of 1987
The prelude: Kwangju, May 1980
The democracy generation
The 1987 declaration and election
South Korea in the New Millennium
Quarterfinal match versus Spain in the 2002 World Cup finals
Economic growth: A reconsideration
Women and family: Seismic shifts
Toward a new era
Sources and Further Readings
Index

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