Korea: An Illustrated History from Ancient Times to 1945

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Hippocrene Books, Jul 1, 2001 - History - 147 pages
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David Rees presents this rich social, political, cultural, and spiritual history of Korea in short form and vivid detail, with over fifty illustrations and maps. Koreans call their country Choson, which is familiarly translated as "The Land of the Morning Calm". From the time of the legendary Tan-Gun in the third millennium B.C. until the middle of the twentieth century, however, Korea was forced to weather many military and political storms. This volume concisely depicts these political and social events, as well as Korea's profound spiritual and cultural heritage -- a panoramic view that is complemented by more than fifty illustrations and maps.
  

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Contents

Silla and Koryo
12
Korea under the Yi
29
The Time of Isolation
55
The Opening of Korea
79
Japan and Russia in Korea 18951910
95
Japanese Rule 19101945
115
Epilogue
135
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Rees-An expert on Korea.

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