Publisher: Royal Asiatic Society
Pub. Date: Jan. 2008
Paperback: 249 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 9.44 x 6.29 x 0.62
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About This Book
RAS-KB proudly presents a new publication, Early Korean Encounters with the United States and Japan, written by Dr. Lew, Young-Ick. The book consists of six essays on late 19th century Korean history. All of them were originally prepared and presented as conference papers or keynote speeches at major conferences held in Korea and the US. They deal with Korea's relations with the US and Japan mainly between 1882, when the Jeoson Kingdom signed its first modern treaty with the United States, and 1905 when the same kingdom called the Daehan (Great Han) Empire from 1987, degenerated into a protectorate of Japan.
Dr. Lew, Young-Ick is the Chair Professor of Korean Studies at the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University and a member of the governing council of the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch. He graduated from Seoul National University with a B.A. in political science and received a Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Havard University in 1972. He has served as a president of the Korean Historical Association (1991-1992) and as the founding director of the Institute for Modern Korean Studies, Yonsei University (1997-2001). He has written a number of books and articles on late nineteenth- and early twentieth century Korean history, notably ones on Dr. Syungman Rhee, the first president of the Republic of Korea.
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