HARVARD KOREA INSTITUTE
Cover: Korea Old and New in PAPERBACK

Korea Old and New

A History

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PAPERBACK

$28.50 • £22.95 • €25.50

ISBN 9780962771309

Publication Date: 08/14/1991

Short

464 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

8 maps

Harvard Korea Institute

World, subsidiary rights restricted

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This full-scale presentation of the general history of Korea not only provides a detailed treatment of the post-1945 period, but describes at length the traditional historical–cultural milieu from which modern Korea has developed.

This century has witnessed a multiplicity of both domestic and external factors that have resulted either in tendentious history or in emphasis badly skewed toward such dramatic events as the Korean War or South Korea’s remarkable economic successes. Korea Old and New presents a more balanced survey. Its coverage of traditional Korea emphasizes cultural developments not merely as isolated expressions of the creative spirit of the people but as integrally related to Korea’s political, social, and economic history. The book’s preponderant concern is with the tumultuous modern era, and six academic specialists provide a wide-angle view of each distinct period. The authors succeed in elucidating the past while providing new understanding of the vast changes that have taken place in this ancient nation.

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