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xii, 314 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-195-01, HISTORY-395-01, HISTORY-95-01, INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
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xii, 314 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.
Green Library
HISTORY-195-01, HISTORY-395-01, HISTORY-95-01
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542 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
An account of Korea's travails and triumphs in the modern period, this history of the country's turbulent peaks and troughs seeks to throw light on Korea's place in East Asian history in the 20th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393316810 20160527
Korea has endured a "fractured, shattered twentieth century", and this updated edition brings Bruce Cumings' leading history of the modern era into the present. The small country, overshadowed in the imperial era, crammed against great powers during the Cold War and divided and decimated by the Korean War, has recently seen the first real hints of reunification. But positive movements forward are tempered by frustrating steps backward. In the late 1990s South Korea survived its most severe economic crisis since the Korean War, forcing a successful restructuring of its political economy. Suffering through floods, droughts and a famine that cost the lives of millions of people, North Korea has been labelled part of an "axis of evil" by the current Bush administration and has renewed its nuclear threats. On both sides Korea seems poised to continue its fractured existence on into the new century, with potential ramifications for the rest of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393327021 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-195-01, HISTORY-395-01, HISTORY-95-01
Book
198 p. ; 21 cm.
In this classic tale, Richard Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. The book is at once a loving memory of family and a portrayal of life in a time of anguish.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520214248 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-195-01, HISTORY-395-01, HISTORY-95-01
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v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Buddhism: The Ch'on t'ae and Chogye Schools Popular Beliefs and Confucianists 3. Early Choson Introduction Founding the Choson Dynasty Political Thought in Early Choson Culture Social Life Economy Thought Buddhism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231105675 20160528
-- Journal of Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231105675 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-195-01, HISTORY-395-01, HISTORY-95-01
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ix, 454 p. : map. ; 21 cm.
  • The communal societies of prehistoric times - the Paleolithic age, the society and culture in the Neolithic period-- walled-town states and confederated kingdoms - Bronze Age culture, Old Choson and Wiman Choson, confederated kingdoms - Puyo, Koguryo and the state of Chin, society, polity and culture in the confederated kingdoms period-- aristocratic societies under monarchical rule - the development of the kingdoms of Koguryo, paekche and Silla-- foreign relations of these three kingdoms, political and social structure and aristocratic culture of these three kingdoms-- the fashioning of an authoritarian monarchy - Silla unification and the founding of the Parhae kingdom, government, society and culture of Silla, society and culture of Parhae-- the age of powerful gentry families-- the hereditary aristocratic order of Koryo-- rule by the military - the Cho'oe and Mongols-- emergence of the literati - the pro-Yuan policy, founding of the Choson (Yi) dynasty-- the creation of a Yangban society - development of Yangban society in Choson, administrative, social and economic structure of the Yangban state, foreign policy of early Choson, Yangban bureaucratic culture-- the rise of the neo-Confucian literati - changes in society under rule by the meritorious elite, struggle against Japanese and Manchus-- economic advances and intellectual ferment-- dynastic disarray and national peril-- growth of the forces of enlightenment - the Tonghak Peasant Army, reform movement of 1894-1896-- incipient nationalism and imperialist aggression - the Independence Club, Japanese aggression and the annexation of Korea-- the first phase of Japanese rule, 1910-1919-- nationalism and social revolution, 1919-1931-- forced assimilation, mobilization and war - Japanese advance in Asia, agriculture, industry and labour mobilization, the last phase of colonial rule 1941-1945-- liberation, division and war, 1945-1953 - colonial legacy and the tarnsfer of power - Soviet-US rivalry and the division of the peninsula, American occupation, emergence of separate states, the Korean War 1950-1953-- authoritarianism and protest, 1948-1990 - Syngman Rhee and the First Republic, the April Revolution (1960) and the Second Republic, the Park Chung Hee era, opposition, mutiny, insurrection and coup, the Fifth Republic of Chun Doo Hwan 1981-1988, the Sixth Republic and prospects for democracy-- economic development in historical perspective, 1945-1990 - international factors, internal social and political factors, role of culture and timing.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780962771309 20160528
This presentation of the general history of Korea not only provides a detailed treatment of the post-1945 period, but describes the traditional historical-cultural milieu from which modern Korea has developed. The 20th century has witnessed a multiplicity of both domestic and external factors that have resulted either in tendentious history or in emphasis badly skewed toward such dramatic events as the Korean War or South Korea's economic successes. "Korea Old and New" aims to present a more balanced survey. Its coverage of traditional Korea emphasizes cultural developments not merely as isolated expressions of the creative spirit of the people but as integrally related to Korea's political, social and economic history. The book's preponderant concern is with the tumultuous modern era, and six academic specialists provide a wide-angle view of each distinct period. The authors elucidate the past while providing new understanding of the vast changes that have taken place in this ancient nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780962771309 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-195-01, HISTORY-395-01, HISTORY-95-01