Korea, old and new: a history
Published for the Korea Institute, Harvard University by Ilchokak, 1990 - History - 454 pages
This is the most reliable and popular history of Korea available in English. The tumultuous developments of the modern era receive the greatest coverage, but the book's balanced treatment of traditional Korea emphasizes cultural events as integrally related to the political, social, and economic evolution of this ancient nation. Five outstanding scholars give a wide-angle view of each distinct period, elucidating the past while providing new understanding of the vast changes that have taken place in Korea.
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activities administrative agricultural American aristocratic army assembly became began Buddhism capital century Ch'oe China Chinese Chong Choson Chun civil colonial command Confucian created cultural dynasty early economic elite established factional force foreign Government-General groups growth important increased independence industry Japan Japanese rule Jurchen Kabo Reform Kaesong Kim Dae Jung Kim Yun-sik king Koguryo Kojong Korean government Korean nationalism Korean society Koryo labor land late leaders lineage literati major Manchuria ment military modern Mongols moreover movement nationalist Neo-Confucian Neolithic officials organizations P'yongyang Paekche Parhae Park Party peasants peninsula period political population province Puyo reform region Rhee righteous army role royal scholars schools Seoul Sirhak slaves social South Korean Soviet structure Syngman Rhee T'ang Taewon'gun Three Kingdoms throne tion Tonghak treaty troops Unified Silla United USAMGIK yangban Yuan Yusin