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A Review of Korean History Vol.3 - Modern/Contemporary Era
A Review of Korean History Vol.3 - Modern/Contemporary Era
A Review of Korean History Vol.3 - Modern/Contemporary Era
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Product Description
Author: Han Young Woo
Publisher: Kyongsaewon
Pub. Date: Jan. 2010
Pages: 317
Cover: Softcover
Dimensions (in inches): 6.69 x 9.80 x 0.75

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>>>This book is written in ENGLISH.

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.


Part 1

Modernity and its Frustrations

Chapter 1 Opening of Korea and Reform Movements
1. The Daewongun’s Reforms and French and American Incursions
2. Gojong’s Opening and Balance of Power Policies

Chapter 2 Donghak Peasant Uprising and Gabo Reforms of 1894
1. Dongdo seogi based Reform Policy (1884-1894)
2. The Diversification of Foreign Relations and the Advent of Protectionist Economic Policies
3. The Religious Resistance of the Donghak: 1892-1893
4. Donghak Peasant Uprising of 1894
5. The Gabo Reforms of 1894: July 1894-February 1896

Chapter 3 Modern Nation State: The Reforms and Breakdown of the Daehan Empire (1897-1910)
1. Japanese Assassination of Queen Min and the Rise of Righteous Armies: 1895-1896
2. The Establishment of the Daehan Empire and the Gwangmu Reforms: October 1897-1907
3. The Independence Club’s Human Rights Movement: July 1896-December 1898
4. Japan’s Seizure of National Sovereignty
5. Economic Exploitation

Chapter 4 Anti-Japanese Wars and Patriotic Cultural Movement
1. Anti-Japanese Wars
2. Patriotic Cultural Movement during the Daehan Empire

Chapter 5 Japanese Rule and Korean’s Independence Movement of the 1910s
1. Japanese Military Rule and Economic Exploitation
2. Nationalist Movements of the 1910s and the March 1st Movement of 1919

Chapter 6 Self-Strengthening and National Cooperation Movements of the 1920s
1. Cultural Policy and Japanese Economic Exploitation
2. The Korean Provisional Government
3. Armed Struggle for Independence Outside of Korea
4. The Self-Strengthening and Socialist Movements
5. National United Front activities in Korea and Abroad

Chapter 7 National Front Movement of the 1930s-early 1940s
1. The Japanese Invasion of China and the Transformation of Korea into a Supply Base
2. Japanese Policies to Eradicate the Korean National Identity
3. Efforts to Preserve the National Identity
4. National United Front and the Intensification of the Anti-Japanese Struggle
5. Efforts to Rebuild Communist Party and Peasants and Workers Movement

Part 2

National Division and Prosperity in Agony

Chapter 1 Liberation and National Division (1945-1950)
1. Liberation and the Effort to Form a United Government
2. Establishment of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (1948)
3. Dealing with the Legacy of Japanese Colonialism
4. Social, Educational, and Cultural Conflicts

Chapter 2 The Korean War and Reconstruction (1950-1959)
1. The Korean War: 1950-1953
2. South Korean Society and Culture in the 1950s
3. Power Struggles and Socialist Policies in North Korea during the 1950s

Chapter 3 The April 19th Revolution and Changes in South and North Korea (1960-70s)
1. The April 19th Revolution of 1960
2. The Government of the Democratic Party (August 1960-May 1961)
3. The May 16th Military Coup and Military Rule (May 1961-December 1963)
4. Park Chunghee Government: The Third Republic (December 1963-October 1972)
5. Yusin System (October 1972-October 1979)
6. Economy and Culture during the 1960s-1970s
7. North Korea’s Transformation during the 1960s-1970s

Chapter 4 The Chun Doohwan and Roh Taewoo Governments and Changes in North Korea
1. The New Military Group’s Coup and the Gwangju Democratization Movement (1979-1980)
2. The Chun Doohwan Government (March 1981-February 1988)
3. The Democratization Movement and the Roh Taewoo Government(March 1988-February 1993)
4. Changes in North Korea during the 1980s-1990s

Chapter 5 The Kim Youngsam Government (February 1993-February 1998)

Chapter 6 The Kim Daejung Government (February 1998-February 2003)
1. Economic Reforms Put in Place by the People's Government
2. Reform of the Government Structure and Education
3. Toleration toward North Korea Policy and the South and North Leaders Summit
4. Sports and Culture During the Kim Daejung Government
5. Political Struggles between the Ruling and Opposition Parties, and the Appearance of Civic Organizations

Chapter 7 The Roh Moohyun Government (February 2003-February 2008)
1. Generational Shift in Politicals Circles and Participation in Iraq War
2. Impeachment of the President, Reform and Resistance
3. South-North Relations during the Participatory Government
4. Economy and Culture during the Participatory Government
5. Politics during the Last Months of the Participatory Government and the 17thPresidential Elections

Chapter 8 Start of the Lee Myungbak Government (February 2008- )

Chapter 9 Recent Trends in North Korea

Dynastic Lineages
Index Glossary

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