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Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History

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Publisher Comments:

In his "immensely illuminating and accessible history" (Kirkus Reviews), Bruce Cumings delivers a memorable narrative of Korea's fractured modern history. Beginning with an overview of the cultural and political traditions of this accomplished civilization, Cumings dwells on Korea's long twentieth century, a period of colonial exploitation by Japan, war, and national division. His chapters on the Korean War show clearly just how close the world came to a nuclear holocaust. He then explores the economic resurgence and political turmoil that keep Korea in the headlines. Finally, he traces the significance of the Korean migration to the United States.

"A leading American authority on modern Korea... catches the excitement of a country that has been at the peaks and troughs of East Asian history in the twentieth century". — Economist
-- "An elegantly informative account of Korea's convulsive transformation ... into a nation". — Kirkus Monthly

Synopsis:

An account of Korea's travails and triumphs in the modern period, this history of the country's turbulent peaks and troughs seeks to throw light on Korea's place in East Asian history in the 20th century.

Synopsis:

Cumings details a memorable narrative of Korea's fractured modern history, focusing specifically on the country's long 20th century--a period of colonial exploitation by Japan, war, and national division. Photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-502) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393316810
Subtitle:
A Modern History
Author:
Cumings, Bruce
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
Korea History 1864-1910.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
February 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
527
Dimensions:
9.22x6.08x1.02 in. 1.52 lbs.

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Product details 527 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393316810 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An account of Korea's travails and triumphs in the modern period, this history of the country's turbulent peaks and troughs seeks to throw light on Korea's place in East Asian history in the 20th century.
"Synopsis" by , Cumings details a memorable narrative of Korea's fractured modern history, focusing specifically on the country's long 20th century--a period of colonial exploitation by Japan, war, and national division. Photos.
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