Pub. Date: Jan. 2004
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About This Book
Compiled with a view to display the endeavors of Korean historians who sought to
correct the distorted images of history, this book presents 29 articles
carefully selected from the Korea Journal that span various fields and cover all
periods of Korean history: ancient, Goryeo (918-1392), Joseon (1392-1910),
modern, colonial and post-liberation (1945- ). As the original articles were
limited in number and subject, this selection does not necessarily cover every
aspect of Korean history nor highlight a wide range of fields within each
historical period. This book, nevertheless, presents some of the more
interesting and important articles worthy of being introduced to Western
academic societies through English translation. Some of the major entries in the
book include: "Formation of the Ethnic Korean Nation and the Emergence of Its
Ancient Kingdom State," "A Comparison of the 1894 Peasant Army Revolution and
the French Revolution," "Korean Resistance to Imperial Japanese Aggression," and
"The Nature and Process of the Korean National Liberation." Since Korea's
liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, Korean historians have tried
incessantly to restore the true history of the nation while at the same time
critiquing Japanese colonial historiography. Recovering losses from the Japanese
35-year-long occupation, however, proved to be extremely difficult due to
subsequent political upheaval, ideological confrontation, national division and
the Korean War, and military dictatorship. It was not until the late 1960s that
stable academic activity began to grow and expand. Many articles in this volume,
written in the 1970s and thereafter, are outcomes of the initial boom among
historians who addressed discrepancies in historical texts and aimed to
accurately document Korean history.
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