By Jinwung Kim
Contemporary North and South Korea are countries of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian kingdom with a failing economic system; the opposite a relaxed democracy with a robust economic climate. but their humans percentage a typical historical past that extends again greater than 3,000 years. during this complete new heritage of Korea from the prehistoric period to the current day, Jinwung Kim recounts the wealthy and interesting tale of the political, social, cultural, financial, and diplomatic advancements in Korea’s lengthy march to the current. He offers a close account of the origins of the Korean humans and language and the founding of the 1st walled-town states, besides the complicated civilization that existed within the historic land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the customarily 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 whilst the tribes that will ultimately make up the Korean state roamed the mammoth plains of Manchuria and opposed to whom Korea may quickly outline itself. Japan, too, has performed a tremendous position in Korean background, fairly within the twentieth century; Kim tells this tale to boot, together with the conflicts that resulted in the present divided kingdom. the 1st special assessment of Korean background in approximately 1 / 4 century, this quantity will enlighten a brand new new release of scholars wanting 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