A History of Korea by Kyung Hwang

A History of Korea

byKyung Hwang

Paperback | November 15, 2010

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A concise, lively history of Korea, which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the ancient era through to the jarring transformation that resulted in two distinctive trajectories through the modern world. Chapters flow both chronologically and thematically, covering themes such as identity, gender and family.


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KYUNG MOON HWANG is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Southern California, USA.  He is the author of Beyond Birth: Social Status in the Emergence of Modern Korea (Harvard University Press, 2004).
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Title:A History of KoreaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.42 × 5.42 × 0.8 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205461

ISBN - 13:9780230205468

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Table of Contents

List of Chronologies and Maps
Brief Chronology
Map – to follow
Note on Romanization
Koguryô and Ancient Korea
Queen Sôndôk and Silla's Unification of Korea
The Unified Silla Dynasty
Founding of the Koryô Dynasty
Religion and Regionalism in the Koryô Order
The Mongol Overlord Period
Koryô-Chosôn Transition
Confucianism in the Early Chosôn Dynasty
The Great Invasions, 1592-1636
Politics, Ideology, Family, and Nationhood in the Mid-Chosôn Era
Intellectual Opening in the Late 18th Century
Popular Culture in the Late Chosôn
19th Century Unrest
1894, A Fateful Year
The Great Korean Empire
The Japanese Takeover, 1904-1918
The Long 1920s
Nation, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Late Colonial Period
Wartime Mobilization, 1938-45
The Liberation Period, 1945-1950
The Korean War
Early North Korea
1960s South Korea
Culture and Politics in 1970s South Korea
Monumental Life in North Korea
South Korean Democratization
South Korea in the New Millennium