By Jinwung Kim
Contemporary North and South Korea are countries of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian nation with a failing financial system; the opposite a calm democracy with a robust economic climate. but their humans proportion a typical background that extends again greater than 3,000 years. during this finished new background 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 offers an in depth account of the origins of the Korean humans and language and the founding of the 1st walled-town states, in addition to the complicated civilization that existed within the historical land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the usually advanced background of the 3 Kingdoms interval, Kim chronicles the five-century lengthy historical past of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep impact on Korean tradition. From the start, China has loomed huge within the heritage of Korea, from the earliest occasions whilst the tribes that may finally make up the Korean state roamed the sizeable plains of Manchuria and opposed to whom Korea might quickly outline itself. Japan, too, has performed a massive function in Korean heritage, really within the twentieth century; Kim tells this tale besides, together with the conflicts that resulted in the present divided country. the 1st particular assessment of Korean background in approximately 1 / 4 century, this quantity will enlighten a brand new new release of scholars desirous to comprehend this contested sector of Asia.
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A History of Korea: From "Land of the Morning Calm" to States in Conflict by Jinwung Kim