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The making of Modern Korea

Author: Adrian Buzo
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series: Asia's transformations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"This fully updated third edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1876 to the present day. The text is unique in analysing domestic developments in the two Koreas in the wider context of regional and international affairs. Key features of the book include: Comprehensive coverage of Korean history; Expanded coverage of social and cultural affairs; A new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Buzo
ISBN: 9781138917491 1138917494 9781138917484 1138917486
OCLC Number: 949553555
Description: viii, 291 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The setting --
Lost horizons --
Joined to the empire, 1910-1931 --
The dark gulf, 1931-1945 --
Bitter liberty, 1945-48 --
The supreme disaster, 1948-1953 --
The mastery of despair, 1953-1971 --
Reversal of fortunes, 1971-1980 --
Divergent courses, 1980-1992 --
Game changers, 1992-2007 --
Hallowed by the price : the two Koreas today, 2007-2016 --
Concluding remarks.
Series Title: Asia's transformations.
Responsibility: Adrian Buzo.

Abstract:

"This fully updated third edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1876 to the present day. The text is unique in analysing domestic developments in the two Koreas in the wider context of regional and international affairs. Key features of the book include: Comprehensive coverage of Korean history; Expanded coverage of social and cultural affairs; A new chapter covering the end of the Choson Dynasty in the context of Japanese imperialist expansionism; Up-to-date analysis of important contemporary developments in both Koreas, including assessments of the Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un administrations and the North's nuclear weapons program; Comparative focus on North and South Korea; An examination of Korea within its regional context; A detailed chronology and suggestions for further reading. The Making of Modern Korea is a valuable one-volume resource for students of modern Korean history, international politics and Asian studies"--Provided by publisher.
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