By Jinwung Kim
Modern North and South Korea are international locations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian country with a failing economic system; the opposite a relaxed democracy with a powerful financial system. but their humans proportion a standard historical past that extends again greater than 3,000 years.
In this complete 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, monetary, 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 customarily advanced background of the 3 Kingdoms interval, Kim chronicles the five-century lengthy background of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep effect on Korean tradition. From the start, China has loomed huge within the historical past of Korea, from the earliest instances while the tribes that may finally make up the Korean kingdom roamed the mammoth plains of Manchuria and opposed to whom Korea could quickly outline itself. Japan, too, has performed an immense position in Korean heritage, quite within the twentieth century; Kim tells this tale to boot, together with the conflicts that ended in the present divided nation. the 1st certain evaluate of Korean historical past in approximately 1 / 4 century, this quantity will enlighten a brand new iteration of scholars desirous to comprehend this contested quarter of Asia.
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