A History of Korea
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A History of Korea

By (author) Kyung Moon Hwang

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Presenting the richness of Korean civilization from early state formation to the jarring transformations resulting in two distinctive trajectories of modern development, this book introduces the country's major historical events, patterns, and debates. Organised both chronologically and thematically, the 27 concise chapters explore recurring themes such as Korean identity, external influence, and family and gender. This lively narrative assumes no prior knowledge, inviting readers to appreciate both the distinctiveness and universality of Korean history.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 18mm | 399.16g
  • 15 Nov 2010
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke
  • English
  • 20 black & white halftones, 1 maps
  • 0230205461
  • 9780230205468
  • 172,863

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KYUNG MOON HWANG is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Southern California, USA. He is the author of Beyond Birth: Social Status in the Emergence of Modern Korea (Harvard University Press, 2004).

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'Hwang raises questions at every turn and challenges the reader to engage with issues that animated past generations, issues that concern us today, and issues that impinge on our collective future in a world where Korea and Koreans matter.' - James B. Lewis, Lecturer in Korean History, University of Oxford

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