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Macmillan Higher Education

A History of Korea (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 296
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Palgrave Essential Histories series

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This accessible and engaging new edition continues to be one of the leading introductory textbooks on Korean history. Fully revised throughout, the author takes a thematic and chronological approach to guide readers from...

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This accessible and engaging new edition continues to be one of the leading introductory textbooks on Korean history. Fully revised throughout, the author takes a thematic and chronological approach to guide readers from early state formation and the dynastic eras to the modern experience. Episodic accounts in each chapter are discussed in context with extensive examination of how the events and themes under consideration have been viewed up to the present day. By discussing recurring themes such as collective identity, external influence, social hierarchy, and 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 history, and those studying Korean or Asian history in particular. The first half of the book covers the pre-20th century era, and the second half the modern era, reflecting the structure of most Korean history courses.

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  • Comprehensive scope, covering  all of 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

  • Thoroughly revised and updated, with an engaging new design
  • New map content
  • Explores recent developments in Korean history and places greater emphasis on historiography


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
Further Readings
Index.

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Kyung Moon Hwang is Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California, USA. 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 History and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California, USA. 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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