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History of Korea From Antiquity to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0742567168

ISBN-13: 9780742567160

Edition: 2011

Authors: Michael J. Seth

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List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.11" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

List of Primary Source Readings
The Origins
The Koreans
Early Inhabitants
The Age of Rice Farming Begins
Sources for Early Korea
The Chinese Commanderies
Chinese Commanderies and Their Neighbors: The Northern Peoples
Chinese Commanderies and Their Neighbors: The Southern Peoples
Politics of the Third Century
Korea in Global Perspective: 5,000 Years of History
The Period of the Three Kingdoms, 4th Century to 676
The Emergence of the Three Kingdoms
The Wa and the Mimana
Korea and Northeast Asia in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
Culture and Society of the Three Kingdoms
The Bone-Ranks, the Hwabaek, and the Hwarang
The Changing Environment of the Late Sixth and Seventh Centuries
The Unification of Korea under Silla
Korea in Global Perspective: State Formation
Late Silla, 676 to 935
The Peninsular Kingdom
Consolidation of Central Monarchical Rule under Silla, 676-780
Silla and the Chinese Model
Supporting the Silla State
Silla Society
Silla and Its Neighbors
The Decline of Silla
The Later Three Kingdoms
Korea in Global Perspective: Silla's Rise and Fall
Koryo, 935 to 1170
The New Koryo State
Koryo in East Asia
Internal Politics, 935-1170
Koryo Culture
The Samguk Sagi
Koryo Society
Korea in Global Perspective: Koryo's Examination System
Military Rulers and Mongol Invaders, 1170 to 1392
Military Rule
Son Buddhism
Korea, Japan, and Feudal Europe
The Mongol Invasions
The Legacy of the Mongol Period
Late Koryo Society
The End of the Koryo
Late Koryo Culture
The Rise of Neo-Confucianism
Korea in Global Perspective: The Mongols and Korea
The Neo-Confucian Revolution and the Choson State, 1392 to the 18th Century
Establishing the Yi Dynasty
The Choson State
The Censorate and the Classics Mat
The Examination System
Agricultural Improvements and the State
Military and Foreign Affairs
The Japanese and Manchu Invasions
Competition for Power among the Elite
Choson Politics in Perspective
Korea in Global Perspective: Choson as an Ideologically Driven State
Choson Society
The Family
Women during the Yi Dynasty
Social Structure
Slaves and Outcastes
Crime and Punishment
Religious Beliefs and Practices
Arts, Literature, and Science
Technology and Inventions
Korea in Global Perspective: Women in Korea
Korea in Global Perspective: Choson's Social Hierarchy
Late Choson, Early 18th Century to 1876
The Politics of Late Choson
Late Choson and the Confucian World Order
Korean Travelers to China and Japan
Taxation and Reform
Commerce and Trade
Cultural Flowering of Late Choson
Everyday Life
Korea in the Nineteenth Century: The "Hermit Kingdom"
Internal Problems in the Nineteenth Century
Korea in Global Perspective: The Hermit Kingdom?
Korea in the Age of Imperialism, 1876 to 1910
Early Contacts with the West
The Opening of Korea
Early Reforms, 1876-1884
The Chinese Decade, 1885-1894
The Tonghak Rebellion
Kabo Reforms
The Russian Ascendency and the Independence Club
The Russo-Japanese War and the Protectorate
The Protectorate, 1905-1910
Korea in Transition
Korea in Global Perspective: Korea in the Age of Imperialism
Colonial Korea, 1910 to 1945
The March First Movement
The Post-March First Period
Cultural Ferment of the 1920s
Moderate and Radical Nationalism
Economic Development
Modernity and Social Change
Rural Society
Wartime Colonialism, 1931-1945
Forced Assimilation
A Society in Turmoil: The Legacy of Colonial Rule
Korea in Global Perspective: The Korean Nationalist Movement
Korea in Global Perspective: Korea's Colonial Experience
Division and War, 1945 to 1953
The End of Colonial Rule in Korea
North Korea under Soviet Occupation
South Korea under U.S. Occupation
Establishing a Separate Regime in the North
The Beginnings of a New Regime in the South
Toward Division
The Republic of Korea
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
On the Eve of the Korean War
The Korean War
The Impact of the Korean War
Korea in Global Perspective: Divided Countries
Korea in Global Perspective: The Korean War
North Korea: Recovery, Transformation, and Decline, 1953 to 1993
The Divergent Paths of the Two Koreas
North Korea's Recovery
Political Consolidation
The Changing International Situation
Confrontational Stance toward the South and the United States
Relentless Militarization
The Ideology of Self-Reliance
The Cult of the Kim Family
Economic Problems
Korea in Global Perspective: North Korea as a Communist Country
South Korea: From Poverty to Prosperity, 1953 to 1997
The Syngman Rhee Years, 1953-1960
The Democratic Experiment, 1960-1961
The Military Coup
Economic Transformation
Economic Growth under Park Chung Hee
Transformation of the Countryside
Economic Development in the 1980s
Explaining South Korea's Economic Miracle
Korea in Global Perspective: Educational Development
Korea in Global Perspective: Economic Development
South Korea: Creating a Democratic Society, 1953 to 1997
Military Authoritarianism
The Yushin Era, 1971-1979
Seoul Spring, 1979-1980
The Fifth Republic
1987: A Political Turning Point
Transition to Democracy
Understanding the Democratic Turn
Student Activism
Organized Labor
Social and Cultural Transition
Korea in Global Perspective: Democratization
Contemporary North Korea, 1993 to 2010
In Decline
A Period of Crisis
Under Kim Jong II
Crisis and Summitry
Tentative Reforms
Confrontations and the Policy of Survival
Korea in Global Perspective: North Korea's Famine
Korea in Global Perspective: North Korea as a Failed State
Contemporary South Korea, 1997 to 2010
Return to Civilian Government
Economic Crisis and Recovery
Domestic Politics
Foreign Policy
Rethinking Reunification
A Society Undergoing Rapid Change
Changing Gender Relations, Changing Families
Ethnic Homogeneity
Facing History and Preserving Heritage
New Crises and New Problems
Korea in Global Perspective: South Korea's Place in the World
Glossary of Korean Words
Annotated Selected Bibliography
About the Author