A New History of Korea


Author: Ki-baek Yi
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674615762
Category: History
Page: 474
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Follows the development of Korea from prehistoric times to the student revolution of 1960, and examines Korea's politics and culture

The New History of Korean Civilization


Author: Chai-Shin Yu
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462055591
Category: Education
Page: 352
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This book "explores the existence of a distinctive Korean culture established by the Korean people and separate from its Chinese and Japanese counterparts. [The author] surveys the history of cultural life in Korea and provides a detailed account of this country's remarkable heritage ... Written for the purpose of introducing the roots of Korean culture to Westerners and second-generation Koreans living in the West."--P. [4] of cover.

A History of Korea

From "Land of the Morning Calm" to States in Conflict
Author: Jinwung Kim
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253000785
Category: History
Page: 720
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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 the ancient land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the often complex history of the Three Kingdoms Period, Kim chronicles the five-century long history of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep impression on Korean culture. From the beginning, China has loomed large in the history of Korea, from the earliest times when the tribes that would eventually make up the Korean nation roamed the vast plains of Manchuria and against whom Korea would soon define itself. Japan, too, has played an important role in Korean history, particularly in the 20th century; Kim tells this story as well, including the conflicts that led to the current divided state. The first detailed overview of Korean history in nearly a quarter century, this volume will enlighten a new generation of students eager to understand this contested region of Asia.

A New History of Korea


Author: Kibaik Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439512807
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Follows the development of Korea from prehistoric times to the student revolution of 1960, and examines Korea's politics and culture

Korea, old and new

a history
Author: Carter J. Eckert
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780962771309
Category: History
Page: 454
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Korea Old & New is an attempt to meet the need for a general history of Korea that provides detailed treatment of the post-1945 period while at the same time describing at some length the traditional historical-cultural milieu from which modern Korea has developed. For understandable reasons the history of Korea always has been poorly chronicled. In the present century, Korea's long suffering under Japanese colonial rule &, since liberation in 1945, a multiplicity of both domestic & external factors have resulted either in tendentious history or in coverage badly skewed in its emphasis on such dramatic events as the Korean War or South Korea's remarkable economic successes. The need for a more balanced survey, then, & one concerned equally with the old Korea & the new, is clear. The coverage of traditional Korea in Korea Old & New is largely based upon Prof. Kibaik Lee's A New History of Korea, published in both Korea & the United States in 1984. In this account, Prof. Lee & his translator, Prof. Edward W. Wagner of Harvard University, have emphasized cultural developments not merely as isolated expressions of the creative spirit of the Korean people but as integrally related to Korea's political, social, & economic history. The book's preponderant concern, however, is with the tumultuous history of Korea's past century or so, & each distinct period is treated by a different specialist. Thus the late traditional years, up to the annexation by Japan in 1910, have been the responsibility of Professor Young Ick Lew of Hallym University, Korea, while the coverage of the period 1910-1990 is by two American authorities on the modern history of Korea: Prof. Michael Robinson, Univ. of Southern California & Prof. Carter J. Eckert, Harvard Univ.

Ein einfaches Leben

Roman
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423434929
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Der Bestseller aus den USA Zwanzig Jahre Arbeit stecken in diesem großen, umwerfenden Buch, das in zwanzig Ländern erscheint: Sunja, Tochter eines Fischers, wird genau im falschen Moment schwach, genau beim falschen Mann. Um keine Schande über ihre Familie zu bringen, verlässt sie Korea und bringt ihre Söhne Noa und Mozasu fernab der Heimat in Japan zur Welt. Koreanische Einwanderer, selbst in zweiter Generation, leben dort als Menschen zweiter Klasse. Während Sunja sich abzufinden versucht, fordern ihre Söhne ihr Schicksal heraus. Noa studiert an den besten Universitäten und Mozasu zieht es in die Pachinko-Spielhallen der kriminellen Unterwelt der Yakuza.

Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (Updated)


Author: Bruce Cumings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393347532
Category: History
Page: 544
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"Passionate, cantankerous, and fascinating. Rather like Korea itself."--Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book Review Korea has endured a "fractured, shattered twentieth century," and this updated edition brings Bruce Cumings's leading history of the modern era into the present. The small country, overshadowed in the imperial era, crammed against great powers during the Cold War, and divided and decimated by the Korean War, has recently seen the first real hints of reunification. But positive movements forward are tempered by frustrating steps backward. In the late 1990s South Korea survived its most severe economic crisis since the Korean War, forcing a successful restructuring of its political economy. Suffering through floods, droughts, and a famine that cost the lives of millions of people, North Korea has been labeled part of an "axis of evil" by the George W. Bush administration and has renewed its nuclear threats. On both sides Korea seems poised to continue its fractured existence on into the new century, with potential ramifications for the rest of the world.

The New Koreans

The Business, History and People of South Korea
Author: Michael Breen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473550343
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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'As good a guide to a fascinating country in transformation as you will get.' Management Today In the course of a couple of generations, South Koreans took themselves out of the paddy fields and into Silicon Valley, establishing themselves as a democracy alongside the advanced countries of the world. Yet for all their ambition and achievement, the new Koreans are a curiously self-deprecating people. Theirs is a land with a rich and complex past, certain aspects of which they would prefer to forget as they focus on the future. Having lived and worked in South Korea for many years, Michael Breen considers what drives the nation today, and where it is heading. Through insightful anecdotes and observations, he provides a compelling portrait of Asia's most contradictory and polarized country. South Koreans are motivated by defiance, Breen argues: defiance of their antagonistic neighbour, North Korea, of their own history and of international opinion. Here is an overlooked nation with, great drive, determined to succeed on its own terms.

The History of Korea, 2nd Edition


Author: Djun Kil Kim
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695828
Category: History
Page: 278
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This revised edition examines North and South Korea's political, socio-economic, and cultural history from the Neolithic period to the early 21st century, including issues of recent political unrest and preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics. • Includes an expanded bibliography with additional print and electronic sources • Provides updated accounts of both North and South Korea's more recent events that enable readers to grasp the global significance and power of both nations

Korean Thought and Culture

A New Introduction
Author: Chai-Shin Yu,Sa-ra Yu
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426944969
Category: Religion
Page: 124
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During its five thousand years of history and culture, Korea has been attacked and invaded by other countries eight hundred times. Despite all its past tragedies, Korea has risen from the ashes and become one of the ten strongest economic countries in the world all because its people have kept their thoughts, culture, and roots alive. In Korean Thought and Culture: A New Introduction, Dr. Chai-Shin Yu shares the results of his extensive research. He offers careful interpretation of historical facts and in-depth exploration of past events, while determining whether Old-Korean thought culture has always existed independently or arose initially through the sole influence of China. A seasoned lecturer on Korean culture and thought, Dr. Yu relies on his professional experience to provide a comprehensive study of Korean and East Asian thought and culture, the influence of Korea on Japanese culture, Korean philosophers, and other Asian and Christian thoughts and cultures. One hundred years since the Japanese invasion and sixty years after the attack of North Korea, Korean Thought and Culture: A New Introduction offers a new perspective on long-held beliefs and challenges anyone to take a new look at Korean thought and the history and culture of this fascinating country.

A Concise History of Korea

From the Neolithic Period Through the Nineteenth Century
Author: Michael J. Seth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742540057
Category: History
Page: 257
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A Concise History of Korea emphasizes how Korean history can be understood as part of an interactive sphere that includes three basic areas: China, Japan, and the Manchurian/Central Asian region."--BOOK JACKET

Menschenwerk

Roman
Author: Han Kang
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841213871
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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»Han Kang zu lesen ist wie in einen Strudel aus Brutalität und Zärtlichkeit geworfen zu werden, aus dem man durchgeschüttelt, perplex und tief bewegt wieder auftaucht.« Doris Dörrie Ein Junge ist gestorben, und die Hinterbliebenen müssen weiterleben. Doch was ist ihnen ihr Leben noch wert? Han Kang beschreibt in ihrem neuen Roman, wie dehnbar die Grenzen menschlicher Leidensfähigkeit sind. Ein brennender Aufruf gegen jede Art von Gewalt. Gwangju, Südkorea, 1980. Ein Junge sucht nach der Leiche seines Freundes, der bei einem gewaltsam niedergeschlagenen Studentenaufstand gestorben ist. Eine Mutter trauert um ihren Sohn. Eine Schwester versucht weiterzuleben. Ein Folteropfer versucht, sich nicht zu erinnern. Und die Autorin selbst versucht, in all dem einen Sinn auszumachen. Durch ihr kollektives Leid und ihre Taten der Hoffnung entsteht nach und nach die Geschichte einer brutalisierten Gesellschaft auf der Suche nach einer Stimme. Menschenwerk ist das schriftliche Zeugnis der menschlichen Bereitschaft, Leid zu riskieren, Gefangenschaft, sogar den Tod, um Gerechtigkeit zu erlangen. Es beschreibt die harte Realität der Unterdrückung und die durchschlagende Poesie der Menschlichkeit. »Ein höchst mutiges Buch – eine Großtat des Protests.« Newsday

Mut zur Freiheit

Meine Flucht aus Nordkorea
Author: Yeonmi Park
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641178797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Yeonmi Park träumte nicht von der Freiheit, als sie im Alter von erst 13 Jahren aus Nordkorea floh. Sie wusste nicht einmal, was Freiheit ist. Alles, was sie wusste war, dass sie um ihr Leben lief, dass sie und ihre Familie sterben würde, wenn sie bliebe - vor Hunger, an einer Krankheit oder gar durch Exekution. In ihrem Buch erzählt Yeonmi Park von ihrem Kampf ums Überleben in einem der dunkelsten und repressivsten Regime unserer Zeit; sie erzählt von ihrer grauenhaften Odyssee durch die chinesische Unterwelt, bevölkert von Schmugglern und Menschenhändlern, bis nach Südkorea; und sie erzählt von ihrem erstaunlichen Weg zur führenden Menschenrechts-Aktivistin mit noch nicht einmal 21 Jahren.

History Of Korea


Author: Tennant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113616698X
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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"Go with me to a land whose life for ages has been a mystery", wrote a 19th-century visitor to Korea, "a land which from time unknown has kept aloof, whose people might have been the denizens of another planet". He may not have known that in the 4th century AD they had controlled much of north-east Asia and in the 8th their ships had dominated the trade of the Yellow Sea, nor did he guess the astonishing transformation that lay ahead of Korea in the 20th century - all of which are chronicled here. This is the first full-length general history of the country to be published in Britain, and incorporates in its early chapters Chinese and Korean material not previously published in any Western language. Beginning with the prehistoric era, the book provides a uniquely detailed treatment of the earlier periods in Korea's evolution. The work progresses through the era of the Three Kingdoms, Silla, Koguryo and Paekche; the Koryo period (918-1392 AD) which saw the war with the Khitan, the coming of the Mongols and the invasion of Japan; and the rule of the Yi dynasty from 1392 to 1910, which saw the flowering of Korean Confucianism, the invasion of Hideyoshi, the Manchu invasion, long periods of isolation and then the opening of the country to the West. Following this came the decades (1910-1945) when Korea was under Japanese rule; the period of the Sino-Japanese war, the Russo-Japanese war and Asian co-prosperity. Moving towards the present day, the work concludes with the story of the two Koreas and the drawing of the line between them, South Korea's economic successes and the adoption of a new constitution in 1987. Full and accurate records of all the significant persons and dates are provided, including events in China and Japan in so far as they involved Korea. Richly descriptive, with an emphasis on skilfull accounts of the major occurrences, battles and court scandals of the times, this lucidly written history makes absorbing reading, and should be welcomed by the general reader.

New history of Korea


Author: Hyŏn-hŭi Yi,Sŏng-su Pak,Nae-hyŏn Yun
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 657
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The Korean War


Author: Steven Hugh Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317882237
Category: History
Page: 204
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Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative also uniquely examines the social history of the conflict, and includes material on the newly racially integrated US fighting forces, war and disease, women and war and life in the Prisoner of War camps. While most surveys stop at 1953, with the signing of the armistice, Steven Hugh Lee carries the story through to the Geneva Conference in the spring of 1954 the last major international effort before recent years to negotiate a permanent peace for the Korean peninsula.