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    A History of Korea (Palgrave Essential Histories) (Paperback) By (author) Kyung Moon Hwang

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    DescriptionPresenting 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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    A History of Korea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kyung Moon Hwang
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230205468
    ISBN 10: 0230205461

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HBL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46, 71
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS023000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPK
    DC22: 951.9
    LC classification: DS907.18 .H9 2010
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPK
    Illustrations note
    20 black & white halftones, 1 maps
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    15 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    '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
    Table of contents
    List of Chronologies and Maps Brief Chronology Map - to follow Acknowledgements Introduction Note on Romanization Koguryo and Ancient Korea Queen Sondok and Silla's Unification of Korea The Unified Silla Dynasty Founding of the Koryo Dynasty Religion and Regionalism in the Koryo Order The Mongol Overlord Period Koryo-Choson Transition Confucianism in the Early Choson Dynasty The Great Invasions, 1592-1636 Politics, Ideology, Family, and Nationhood in the Mid-Choson Era Intellectual Opening in the Late 18th Century Popular Culture in the Late Choson 19th Century Unrest 1894, A Fateful Year The Great Korean Empire The Japanese Takeover, 1904-1918 The Long 1920s Nation, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Late Colonial Period Wartime Mobilization, 1938-45 The Liberation Period, 1945-1950 The Korean War Early North Korea 1960s South Korea Culture and Politics in 1970s South Korea Monumental Life in North Korea South Korean Democratization South Korea in the New Millennium