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A New History of Korea

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674255267
Pages : 518 pages
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Download A New History of Korea in PDF by Ki-baik Lee Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1988-03-15 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first English-language history of Korea to appear in more than a decade, this translation offers Western readers a distillation of the latest and best scholarship on Korean history and culture from the earliest times to the student revolution of 1960. The most widely read and respected general history, A New History of Korea (Han’guksa sillon) was first published in 1961 and has undergone two major revisions and updatings. Translated twice into Japanese and currently being translated into Chinese as well, Ki-baik Lee’s work presents a new periodization of his country’s history, based on a fresh analysis of the changing composition of the leadership elite. The book is noteworthy, too, for its full and integrated discussion of major currents in Korea’s cultural history. The translation, three years in preparation, has been done by specialists in the field.


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The New History of Korean Civilization

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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1462055591
Pages : 353 pages
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Download The New History of Korean Civilization in PDF by Chai-Shin Yu Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book "explores the existence of a distinctive Korean culture established by the Korean people and separate from its Chinese and Japanese counterparts. [The author] surveys the history of cultural life in Korea and provides a detailed account of this country's remarkable heritage ... Written for the purpose of introducing the roots of Korean culture to Westerners and second-generation Koreans living in the West."--P. [4] of cover.


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Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (Updated Edition)

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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 0393347532
Pages : 544 pages
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Download Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (Updated Edition) in PDF by Bruce Cumings Full Book and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2005-09-17 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Passionate, cantankerous, and fascinating. Rather like Korea itself."--Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book Review Korea has endured a "fractured, shattered twentieth century," and this updated edition brings Bruce Cumings's leading history of the modern era into the present. The small country, overshadowed in the imperial era, crammed against great powers during the Cold War, and divided and decimated by the Korean War, has recently seen the first real hints of reunification. But positive movements forward are tempered by frustrating steps backward. In the late 1990s South Korea survived its most severe economic crisis since the Korean War, forcing a successful restructuring of its political economy. Suffering through floods, droughts, and a famine that cost the lives of millions of people, North Korea has been labeled part of an "axis of evil" by the George W. Bush administration and has renewed its nuclear threats. On both sides Korea seems poised to continue its fractured existence on into the new century, with potential ramifications for the rest of the world.


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A New History of Korea

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ISBN : 9788933702048
Pages : 474 pages
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Download A New History of Korea in PDF by Ki-Baik Lee Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A survey history of Korea.


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Korea, Old and New

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Pages : 454 pages
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Download Korea, Old and New in PDF by Carter J. Eckert Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the most reliable and popular history of Korea available in English. The tumultuous developments of the modern era receive the greatest coverage, but the book's balanced treatment of traditional Korea emphasizes cultural events as integrally related to the political, social, and economic evolution of this ancient nation.


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The Korean War

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Publisher : Capstone
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ISBN : 1491403551
Pages : 113 pages
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Download The Korean War in PDF by Michael Burgan Full Book and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Lets readers experience the Korean War from multiple perspectives, allowing them to choose different paths through history"--


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A Brief History of Korea

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ISBN : 9780816050857
Pages : 328 pages
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Download A Brief History of Korea in PDF by Mark Peterson Full Book and published by Facts on File. This book was released on 2010 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introduction to the history of Korea that covers its past from prehistoric times, to the medieval period, to the country's status as a Japanese colony prior to World War II, to its present day division into North and South Korea.


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A New Modern History of East Asia

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ISBN : 373700708X
Pages : 844 pages
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Download A New Modern History of East Asia in PDF by Eckhardt Fuchs Full Book and published by V&R unipress GmbH. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 844 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For decades, historians and societal forces have campaigned for rapprochement, reconciliation and dialogue between East Asian nations. This book is a result of these efforts. Debates regarding the interpretation of the modern history of East Asia continue to affect bilateral relations between the states of the region. History education has become a particularly controversial issue in this context. This book’s main message is that a common understanding regarding the history of East Asia is possible, even though some differences remain. It is not only a major contribution to reconciliation in the region, but as the first textbook on the history of East Asia written collaboratively by scholars from three East Asian countries, it is also highly recommended for use in an anglophone teaching environment. The authors are a group of historians, teachers and concerned citizens from China, Japan and South Korea.


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Su-un and His World of Symbols

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317047494
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Su-un and His World of Symbols in PDF by Paul Beirne Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Su-un and His World of Symbols explores the image which Choe Che-u (Su-un), the founder of Donghak (Eastern Learning) Korea's first indigenous religion, had of himself as a religious leader and human being. Su-un gave his life so that he could share his symbols, his scriptures and the foundational principals of his religion with all people, regardless of their status, gender, age or education. His egalitarian creed challenged the major religious traditions in Korea, and Korean society as a whole, to reflect on the innate dignity of each individual, and to reform their social, ethical and religious practices to accord with the reality of the Divine presence in the 'sacred refuge' that lies within. Exploring the two symbols which Su-un created and used to disseminate his religion, and the two books of Scripture which he composed, this book breaks new ground by presenting the only major work in English which attempts to ascertain the image Su-un had of himself as the prototype of a new kind of religious leader in Korea, and by extension, East Asia.


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A Theological Assessment of Reconciliation for Missiology in the Korean Context

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ISBN : 1725289210
Pages : 269 pages
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Download A Theological Assessment of Reconciliation for Missiology in the Korean Context in PDF by Hyo Seok Lim Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Any Christian who lives in such a broken world may ask God what their role would be as the person who is reconciled with God, and about the implications of the vertical dimension of reconciliation. Many would agree that the vertical and horizontal dimensions of reconciliation should not be separated. It is, however, still necessary to examine further. For instance, what does the inseparableness of the two dimensions actually mean--in theory and practice? How does the vertical dimension of reconciliation become the source and foundation of the horizontal dimension? How should the church maintain its theology of reconciliation, which includes both dimensions? All these questions point to an underlying question: what is the relationship between the vertical and horizontal dimensions of reconciliation? This book explores this question, interacting with the four thinkers and practitioners of reconciliation, Karl Barth, Miroslav Volf, Son Yang-Won, and Desmond Tutu, and assessing the theology of a leading theologian in the discourse of mission as reconciliation, Robert Schreiter. Based on the discussions, it presents a proposal for a more wholesome and robust understanding of reconciliation for the discourse in mission studies, which can be applied to any broken context, including the Korean peninsula.


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A History of Korea

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0253000246
Pages : 709 pages
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Download A History of Korea in PDF by Jinwung Kim Full Book and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 709 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a common history that extends back more than 3,000 years. In this comprehensive new history of Korea from the prehistoric era to the present day, Jinwung Kim recounts the rich and fascinating story of the political, social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic developments in Korea's long march to the present. He provides a detailed account of the origins of the Korean people and language and the founding of the first walled-town states, along with the advanced civilization that existed in the ancient land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the often complex history of the Three Kingdoms Period, Kim chronicles the five-century long history of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep impression on Korean culture. From the beginning, China has loomed large in the history of Korea, from the earliest times when the tribes that would eventually make up the Korean nation roamed the vast plains of Manchuria and against whom Korea would soon define itself. Japan, too, has played an important role in Korean history, particularly in the 20th century; Kim tells this story as well, including the conflicts that led to the current divided state. The first detailed overview of Korean history in nearly a quarter century, this volume will enlighten a new generation of students eager to understand this contested region of Asia.


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A New History of Japanese Cinema

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 1441161546
Pages : 416 pages
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Download A New History of Japanese Cinema in PDF by Isolde Standish Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2006-05-08 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In A New History of Japanese Cinema Isolde Standish focuses on the historical development of Japanese film. She details an industry and an art form shaped by the competing and merging forces of traditional culture and of economic and technological innovation. Adopting a thematic, exploratory approach, Standish links the concept of Japanese cinema as a system of communication with some of the central discourses of the twentieth century: modernism, nationalism, humanism, resistance, and gender. After an introduction outlining the earliest years of cinema in Japan, Standish demonstrates cinema's symbolic position in Japanese society in the 1930s - as both a metaphor and a motor of modernity. Moving into the late thirties and early forties, Standish analyses cinema's relationship with the state-focusing in particular on the war and occupation periods. The book's coverage of the post-occupation period looks at "romance" films in particular. Avant-garde directors came to the fore during the 1960s and early seventies, and their work is discussed in depth. The book concludes with an investigation of genre and gender in mainstream films of recent years. In grappling with Japanese film history and criticism, most western commentators have concentrated on offering interpretations of what have come to be considered "classic" films. A New History of Japanese Cinema takes a genuinely innovative approach to the subject, and should prove an essential resource for many years to come.


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A New History of War Reporting

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136479627
Pages : 226 pages
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Download A New History of War Reporting in PDF by Kevin Williams Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-23 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book takes a fresh look at the history of war reporting to understand how new technology, new ways of waging war and new media conditions are changing the role and work of today’s war correspondent. Focussing on the mechanics of war reporting and the logistical and institutional pressures on correspondents, the book further examines the role of war propaganda, accreditation and news management in shaping the evolution of the specialism. Previously neglected conflicts and correspondents are reclaimed and wars considered as key moments in the history of war reporting such as the Crimean War (1854-56) and the Great War (1914-18) are re-evaluated. The use of objectivity as the yardstick by which to assess the performance of war correspondents is questioned. The emphasis is instead placed on war as a messy business which confronts reporters and photographers with conditions that challenge the norms of professional practice. References to the ‘demise of the war correspondent’ have accompanied the growth of the specialism since the days of William Howard Russell, the so-called father of war reporting. This highlights the fragile nature of this sub-genre of journalism and emphasises that continuity as much as change characterises the work of the war correspondent. A thematically organised, historically rich introduction, this book is ideal for students of journalism, media and communication.


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The Oxford Handbook of Confucianism

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ISBN : 0190906189
Pages : 577 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Confucianism in PDF by Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2023-03-03 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A vast and complex tradition foundational to East Asian civilizations, Confucianism continues to be a cultural force of global significance. The Oxford Handbook of Confucianism is a collection of 38 essays that explore the variety, complexity, and richness of Confucianism over time and across regions. These essays are written to be of value to the educated public while presenting new scholarship and fresh perspectives from leading scholars in Confucian studies. Using a range of critical approaches, the volume is divided into four parts. Confucianism presents unique problems to study and interpretation, and the introductory section offers three essays exploring the history and criticism of East Asian and Western constructions of the tradition. The bulk of the volume's essays are divided into three parts. The first part considers Confucianism's development within the Chinese context, centering on historical moments, key figures, and formative texts. The second part analyzes the development, impact, and reach of Confucianism in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and "Boston" Confucianism. The final part offers topical studies of the impact of Confucianism in culture, politics and government, social structures, and ideology, exploring topics as wide-ranging as family, social structure, gender, visual and literary arts, government, ethics, religion, and ritual. Expansive in scope and sophisticated in approach, the Oxford Handbook of Confucianism presents a superb resource for study of this ancient, and still vibrant tradition"--


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Korean Culture

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Pages : 106 pages
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War, Occupation, and Creativity

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Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
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ISBN : 9780824824334
Pages : 462 pages
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Download War, Occupation, and Creativity in PDF by Marlene J. Mayo Full Book and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2001-05-01 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays, based on international collaboration by scholars in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States, is the first systematic, interdisciplinary attempt to address the social, political, and spiritual significance of the modern arts both in Japan and its empire between 1920 and 1960. These forty years, punctuated by war, occupation, and reconstruction, were turbulent and brutal, but also important and even productive for the arts. The volume takes a trans-war (rather than an inter-war) approach, beginning with the cultural politics of painting, poetry, and fiction in Japanese-occupied Korea and Taiwan following World War I. The narrative continues with the impact of Japan's war in China and the Pacific War on major Japanese novelists, playwrights, painters, and filmmakers, before moving on to the final stage, Japan's defeat and initial recovery. During the Allied Occupation of Japan and in its aftermath, Japanese artists both confronted and dismissed the question of war responsibility by preserving, reviving, or reinventing the political cartoon, Kabuki drama, literature of the body, and the aesthetics of decadence. Contributors: Haruko Taya Cook, Kyoko Hirano, Youngna Kim (Kim Youngna), H. Eleanor Kerkham, David R. McCann, Marlene J. Mayo, J. Thomas Rimer, Mark H. Sandler, Rinjiro Sodei, Wang Hsui-hsiung (Wang Xiuxiong), Alan Wolfe, Angelina C. Yee.


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The Korean War

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 081297896X
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Download The Korean War in PDF by Bruce Cumings Full Book and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2011-07-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including an archive of captured North Korean documents, Bruce Cumings reveals the war as it was actually fought. He describes its origin as a civil war, preordained long before the first shots were fired in June 1950 by lingering fury over Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945. Cumings then shares the neglected history of America’s post–World War II occupation of Korea, reveals untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions, and tells of the United States officially entering the action on the side of the South, exposing as never before the appalling massacres and atrocities committed on all sides. Elegantly written and blisteringly honest, The Korean War is, like the war it illuminates, brief, devastating, and essential.