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A Review of Korean History Vol.1 - Ancient/Goryeo Era
A Review of Korean History Vol.1 - Ancient/Goryeo Era
A Review of Korean History Vol.1 - Ancient/Goryeo Era
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Author: Han Young Woo
Publisher: Kyongsaewon
Pub. Date: Jan. 2010
Pages: 381
Cover: Softcover
Dimensions (in inches): 6.69 x 9.80 x 0.75

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About This Book

"A Review of Korean History" (Volumes 1-3), a new English-language series, has recently been published by Kyongsaewon Publishing Company in the Republic of Korea. Featuring a comprehensive overview of Korea's history, from ancient times to today's contemporary era, this series was originally published in Korean in 1997, after which it has enjoyed steady sales in Korea. Complete with full-color printings throughout, this book offers a welcome and undaunting introduction into Korean History. With this English edition being made available to readers abroad, the volumes will serve as a useful information resource for those with an interest in Korean Studies and contribute to a better understanding of Korea's historical developments among the global community.

• More than 700 visual aids such as pictures, paintings, statistic tables, maps
• Kind description through over 1,000 pages
• Include contemporary records up to 2008
• Recent trends in North Korea
• Dynastic Lineages from ancient to Joseon era
• Detailed index and glossary section.

Han Young Woo is currently Emeritus Professor at Seoul National University and a Distinguished Professor at Ewha Womans University's Ewha Academy for Advanced Studies.
He has previously served as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Director of Korean Studies, Director of the Kyujanggak Archives, Dean of the College of Humanities at Seoul National University, and the Chairman of the Department of Historical Sites within Korea's Committee for Cultural Heritage.


Introduction What is the History of Korea?
1. Land and Natural Environment
2. Identity of Korean Culture
3. Vitality of the Korean People
4. Meaning of Dynastic Changes
5. Views of History and Division of Periods

Part 1

Ancient Confederated Kingdoms-Old Joseon and Other Ancient States

Chapter 1 Origin of the Korean People
1. Paleolithic Culture
2. Neolithic Period
3. The Bronze Age Culture
4. The Eastern Cultural Sphere and the Formation of the Korean People

Chapter 2 Emergence of Old Joseon and Other Ancient States
1. Old Joseon
2. Rise of Other States

Part 2

Ancient Aristocratic States-The Three Kingdoms and the Southern and Northern States

Chapter 1 The Establishment and Development of the Three Kingdoms
1. The Development of Goguryeo
2. Foundation and Development of Baekje
3. Founding of Silla and its Development
4. The Rise and Fall of Gaya
5. Goguryeo’s Wars with Sui and Tang
6. The Fall of Baekje
7. The Fall of Goguryeo
8. Silla’s Unification of the Peninsula and the Significance

Chapter 2 The Society and Culture of the Three Kingdoms
1. Governance Structure
2. Social and Class Hierarchy
3. Culture of the Three Kingdoms
4. The Propagation of the Three Kingdom’s Culture to Japan

Chapter 3 Balhae and its Culture
1. The Founding of Balhae and the Southern and Northern States Period (698-926)
2. Balhae’s Politics and Economy
3. Balhae’s Culture

Chapter 4 The Society and Culture of Late Silla
1. Strengthening of Centralized Bureaucracy
2. Lifestyle of the Nobility
3. Life of the Average Person
4. Commerce and International Trade
5. Culture of Late Silla

Part 3

Aristocratic-Bureaucratic State of the Middle Ages-Goryeo

Chapter 1 The Later Three Kingdoms and the Establishment of Goryeo
1. The Rebellion of the Aristocrats
2. Head-Rank Six Aristocrats and the Rise of the Local Elite
3. The Establishment of the Later Three Kingdoms
4. The Foundation of Goryeo and the Unification of the Later Three Kingdoms

Chapter 2 Politics and Society of Early Goryeo
1. Rise of the Centralized Yangban System
2. Completion of the Governing Structure
3. Economic and Social Structure
4. Social Status and Class Structure

Chapter 3 War with the Khitans and Relations with Song
1. The Goryeo-Khitan Wars (993-1019)
2. Cultural Exchanges with Song and the Promotion of National Prestige

Chapter 4 The Culture of Early Goryeo
1. Confucian Politics and Culture
2. Buddhist Culture
3. Geomancy, Taoism, and Folk Beliefs
4. Literature and the Arts
5. The Compilation of History

Chapter 5 The Crisis within Goryeo Society after the 12th Century
1. Yun Gwan’s Nine Fortresses (1107-1109) and the Rise of the Jurchens
2. Yi Jagyeom’s Coup and Myocheong's Revolt
3. The Rebellion by Military Officers and the Era of Military Rule (1170-1270)
4. Social Unrest during the Period of Military Rule
5. Culture during the Period of Military Rule

Chapter 6 The Mongol Invasions and the Rise of the Scholar-Bureaucrats
1. War with the Mongols (1231-1273)
2. Yuan’s Influence and Impact on Goryeo Politics
3. The Reforms of King Gongmin
4. The Rise of the Scholar-Bureaucrats and their Culture

Dynastic Lineages
Index Glossary

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