A History of Korea

A History of Korea

From Antiquity to the Present

by Michael J. Seth

Publication Date: 16/11/2010

  $96.95
In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael J. Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage, showing how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the modern world, ultimately to be arbitrarily divided into two opposed halves after World War II. Tracing the six decades since, Seth explains how the two Koreas, with their deeply different political and social systems and geopolitical orientations, evolved into sharply contrasting societies. Throughout, he adds a rich dimension by placing Korean history into broader global perspective and by including primary readings from each era. All readers looking for a balanced, knowledgeable history will be richly rewarded with this clear and concise book.
ISBN:
9780742567160
9780742567160
Category:
Asian history
Publication Date:
16-11-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
552
Dimensions (mm):
231x155x43mm
Weight:
0.88kg

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