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The Korea Institute at Harvard University is devoted solely to the support and development of Korean Studies and is a central hub for Harvard faculty, students, leading scholars in the field, and visitors to join together as a community for the study of Korea.

Cover: Korea Old and New: A History

Korea Old and New: A History

Eckert, Carter J.
Lee, Ki-baik
Lew, Young Ick
Robinson, Michael
Wagner, Edward W.

This is the most reliable and popular history of Korea available in English. The tumultuous developments of the modern era receive the greatest coverage, but the book’s balanced treatment of traditional Korea emphasizes cultural events as integrally related to the political, social, and economic evolution of this ancient nation.

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