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By Jinwung Kim

ISBN-10: 0253000246

ISBN-13: 9780253000248

Contemporary North and South Korea are countries of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian kingdom with a failing economic system; the opposite a calm democracy with a robust financial system. but their humans proportion a standard historical past that extends again greater than 3,000 years. during this accomplished new heritage of Korea from the prehistoric period to the current day, Jinwung Kim recounts the wealthy and engaging tale of the political, social, cultural, fiscal, and diplomatic advancements in Korea’s lengthy march to the current. He presents a close account of the origins of the Korean humans and language and the founding of the 1st walled-town states, besides the complex civilization that existed within the old land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the customarily advanced heritage of the 3 Kingdoms interval, Kim chronicles the five-century lengthy background of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep effect on Korean tradition. From the start, China has loomed huge within the heritage of Korea, from the earliest occasions while the tribes that will finally make up the Korean kingdom roamed the immense plains of Manchuria and opposed to whom Korea might quickly outline itself. Japan, too, has performed an immense function in Korean historical past, fairly within the twentieth century; Kim tells this tale in addition, together with the conflicts that resulted in the present divided nation. the 1st distinct assessment of Korean background in approximately 1 / 4 century, this quantity will enlighten a brand new new release of scholars desirous to comprehend this contested quarter of Asia.

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