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History of Korea From "Land of the Morning Calm" to States in Conflict

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ISBN-10: 0253000246

ISBN-13: 9780253000248

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jinwung Kim

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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 political, social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic developments in Korea's long march to the present. He provides a detailed account of the origins of the Korean people and language and the founding of the first walled-town states, along with the advanced civilization that existed in…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/5/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dawn of the Korean Nation
The Prehistoric Age
The Origins of the Korean People
Old Choson
Confederated Kingdoms
The Period of the Three Kingdoms (57 BC-AD 676)
The Growth of Koguryo
The Rise and Decline of Paekche
The Rise and Growth of Silla
The Rise and Fall of Kaya
Silla's Unification
Political and Social Structure of the Three Kingdoms
Culture of the Three Kingdoms
The Three Kingdoms and Japan
A "History War" with China
Parhae, Unified Silla, and the Later Three Kingdoms (676-936)
The Rise and Growth of Parhae
The Government and Society of Unified Silla
Unified Silk's Flourishing Culture
The Later Three Kingdoms
The First Half of the Koryo Period (918-1170)
Forging a Centralized Government
Ruling Structure
Economic and Social Structure
Foreign Relations in the Early Koryo Period
Development of Aristocratic Culture
The Second Half of the Koryo Period (1170-1392)
Disturbances in Koryo Society
Koryo and the Mongols
The Downfall of Koryo
The First Half of the Choson Period (1392-1650)
The Establishment of a New Order
Reorganization of the Ruling Structure
Social Structure and Economic Life
Territorial Expansion and Foreign Relations
Culture in Early Choson
The Growth of the Neo-Confucian Literati
The Struggle with the Japanese and Manchus
The Second Half of the Choson Period (1650-1910)
The Revival of the Dynasty
Cultural Rehabilitation
The Dynasty in Disturbance
Culture in the Early Nineteenth Century
Policies of the Taewon�gun
The Open-Door Policy and the Reform Movement
The Tonghak Peasant War and the Kabo Reform
The Downfall of Choson
The Period of Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-1945)
Government by the Bayonet and the March First Movement
Japan's Shift to the "Cultural Policy" and Korean Nationalism
Japan's Tightening Grip on Korea and Korean Nationalism
Japans Revisionist History of Korea
The Allied Powers' Wartime Policy on Korea
Liberation, Division, and War (1945-1953)
From Occupation to a Separate Government in Southern Korea
Economic and Social Problems in Southern Korea
Northern Korea after Liberation
The Two Koreas before the Korean War
The Korean War
The Period of Postwar Reconstruction (1953-1971)
The Establishment of Authoritarian Rule in South Korea
The South Korean Economy and Society
South Korea's Relations with the United States and Japan
The Rise of the Juche State in North Korea
The North Korean Economy
North Korea's Foreign Relations
Reversal of Fortunes (1972-1992)
From Autocratic Rule to Democracy in South Korea
The Prospering South Korean Economy
Militaristic South Korean Society
South Korea's Foreign Relations
The Totalitarian State in North Korea
The North Korean Economy
North Korea's Foreign Relations
North-South Korean Relations
Both Koreas in a New Phase (1993 to the Present)
South Korean Democracy in Full Bloom
The South Korean Economy and Society
The Faltering Juche State in North Korea
North Korea's Weapons of Mass Destruction Problem
North-South Korean Relations
The Changing ROK-U.S. Alliance
South Korea's Relations with Neighboring Countries
Prospects for Reunification
Chronology
Notes
Bibliography
Index