History of Korea.pdf
"[P]rovides middle and high school students and interested adult readers with comprehensive coverage of Korea's history, going back to its roots in Neolithic civilization. Kim discusses everything from tradition and the challenges of building a nation in the East Asian world system to Korea's global setting today." - Multicultural Review
after the succession of Kim Jong Un as leader of North Korea and his threats of nuclear attack both north and south korea has been in the news. historical narrative of Korea based on a macro, global perspective, analyzing Korean history from the origins of the proto-Koreans, the shape of the Korean national identity, and its Neo-Confucian tradition until the late nineteenth century to modernization revolution of two Koreas in the twentieth century, the communist revolution in the north and democratic, industrialized transformation in the south. History of Korea Revised Edition" is a narrative of comprehensive Korean history from the origins of Korean ancestors, the shape of Korean national identity and tradition under the influence of East Asian civilizations, its failure of independent modernization in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, and development of the two contradistinctive nations after division and war with communism in North Korea and American functionalism of democracy and market economy in South Korea. The content of the book is organized in order to periodize the historical development of Korea according to the significant transformation of its society and culture under the different civilization doctrines. In one of the most up-to-date volumes on the Koreas available, author Kim provides a comprehensive overview of Korean history (both North and South), with a focus on the events of the mid-20th Century to the present. In addition to updates and revisions to existing chapters, this 2nd edition will include an updated timeline, new biographical sketches of notable people, more recent print and electronic resources in the bibliography, and most importantly, a new chapter covering the events of 2004-present day.