By Jinwung Kim
Modern North and South Korea are international locations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian nation with a failing financial system; the opposite a calm democracy with a powerful financial system. but their humans proportion a typical historical past that extends again greater than 3,000 years.
In this accomplished new historical past of Korea from the prehistoric period to the current day, Jinwung Kim recounts the wealthy and engaging tale of the political, social, cultural, financial, 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, in addition to the complex civilization that existed within the old land of "Unified Silla."
Clarifying the usually complicated historical past of the 3 Kingdoms interval, Kim chronicles the five-century lengthy historical past of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep effect on Korean tradition. From the start, China has loomed huge within the background of Korea, from the earliest instances while the tribes that might ultimately make up the Korean kingdom roamed the gigantic plains of Manchuria and opposed to whom Korea may quickly outline itself. Japan, too, has performed an enormous function in Korean historical past, rather within the twentieth century; Kim tells this tale besides, together with the conflicts that ended in the present divided country. the 1st exact evaluation of Korean background in approximately 1 / 4 century, this quantity will enlighten a brand new new release of scholars wanting to comprehend this contested area of Asia.
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