A Panorama of 5000 Years - Korean History
Product Descriptionby Andrew C. Nahm
size: 24x18.5cm 392pages. publisher: Hollym, 1993.
About this book
From ancient times, Koreans developed their unique cultural heritage and a strong national character. Indian Nobel Prize Winner Tagore once called Korea a lamp bearer which illuminated the East. Despite the rise and fall of dynastic rule and repeated foreign invasions, Koreans maintained their nationhood while making cultural progress until they became victims of an imperialistic power. Once liberated from foreign rule, the Koreans re-emerged as a vigorous and creative people, revitalizing their cultural and social heritage. At the same time, they achieved remarkable economic success despite the divisions of the country and worries of difficulty brought about by the partition of the land.
There has been a need of reading materials on Korea written in the English language, particularly on her history and culture, for young students and general readers. In this book, words and pictures combine to give a wide panoramic view of the political, social and cultural history of Korea.
About the author
Andrew C. Nahm was born and raised in Korea. He went to the United States to continue his education which was interrupted by World War II, and earned his academic degrees of B.A. from Andrews University, M.A. from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in Asian history from Stanford University. Dr. Nahm has taught at the University of Nebraska and Michigan State University; he is now Professor of Asian History and Director of the Center for Korean Studies at Western Michigan University.