Korea, old and new: a history

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Published for the Korea Institute, Harvard University by Ilchokak, 1990 - History - 454 pages
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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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Review: Korea Old and New: A History

User Review  - Georgene - Goodreads

A long, confusing history of Korea. It was confusing because I have little prior knowledge of Korean history. However, I persevered and was rewarded by the discovery of an intricate culture that ... Read full review

Review: Korea Old and New: A History

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

A good, readable general history of Korea. Korea has been a united country since the 7th century CE up until its artificial division in 1945, was heavily influenced culturally by China and yet ... Read full review

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