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A New History of Korea

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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, Professor 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.

Synopsis:

One of the first, most widely-read and respected histories of Korea, Ki-baik Lee's Han'guksa Sillon has been translated into English by Edward W. Wagner. A New History of Korea offers Western readers a distillation of the best scholarship on Korean history and culture from the earliest times to the student revolution of 1960. Translated twice into Japanese and into Chinese as well, this book is noteworthy for its full and integrated discussion of major currents in Korea's cultural history.

About the Author

Ki-Baik Leeis Professor of History, <>Sogang University, Seoul.Edward W. Wagneris Professor of Korean Studies, <>Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Translation

Author's Prefaces

Maps, Charts, and Tables

Chapter 1: The Communal Societies of Prehistoric Times
1. The Paleolithic Age
2. Neolithic Man in Korea
3. Society and Culture in the Neolithic Period

Chapter 2: Walled-Town States and Confederated Kingdoms
1. The Use of Bronze and the Formation of Walled-Town States
2. The Formation and Development of Old Chosõn
3. The Formation of Confederated Kingdoms
4. Society and Polity in the Confederated Kingdoms
5. Culture in the Confederated Kingdoms Period

Chapter 3: Aristocratic Societies Under Monarchical Rule
1. The Development of the Three Kingdoms
2. The Foreign Relations of the Three Kingdoms
3. Political and Social Structure of the Three Kingdoms
4. The Aristocratic Culture of the Three Kingdoms

Chapter 4: The Fashioning of an Authoritarian Monarchy
1. The Silla Unification and the Founding of the Parhae Kingdom
2. The Government and Society of Unified Silla
3. The Flourishing of Silla Culture
4. The Society and Culture of Parhae

Chapter 5: The Age of Powerful Gentry Families
1. Contradictions Within the Bone-Rank Status System
2. The Rise of Powerful Local Gentry
3. The Later Three Kingdoms Peasant Uprisings
4. Unification by Koryo
5. Culture of the Gentry Period

Chapter 6: The Hereditary Aristocratic Order of Koryo
1. Beginnings of Kory∫'s Aristocratic Order
2. The Aristocratic Ruling Structure
3. Aristocratic Society and the Economic Structure
4. Foreign Relations
5. Aristocratic Culture
6. Disturbances in the Aristocratic Order

Chapter 7: Rule by the Military
1. The Military Seize Power
2. Peasant and Slave Uprisings
3. The Military Rule of the Ch'oe
4. The Struggle with the Mongols
5. The Culture of the Age of the Military

Chapter 8: Emergence of the Literati
1. The Pro-Yuan Policy and the Powerful Families
2. Growth of the Power of the Literati
3. The Founding of the Choso (Yi) Dynasty
4. The Culture of the New Literati Class

Chapter 9: The Creation of a Yangban Society
1. The Development of Yangban Society in Choson
2. Administrative Structure of the Yangban Bureaucratic State
3. Social and Economic Structure of the Yangban Bureaucratic State
4. Foreign Policy of Early Choson
5. Yangban Bureaucratic Culture

Chapter 10: The Rise of the Neo-Confucian Literati
1. Changes in Society under Rule by the Meritorious Elite
2. Emergence of the Neo-Confucian Literati
3. The Struggle Against the Japanese and Manchus
4. The Culture of the Neo-Confucian Literati

Chapter 11: The Emergence of Landed Farmers and Wholesale Merchants
1. Government by Powerful Lineages
2. Changes in the System of Tax Collection
3. Economic Growth
4. Sirhak and Other New Intellectual Concerns
5. New Modes of Expression in the Arts

Chapter 12: Instability in the Yangban Status System and the Outbreak of Popular Uprisings
1. Government by In-Law Families
2. Tremors in the Yangban Status System
3. Peasant Resistance
4. Development of a Popular Culture
5. The Reforms and Isolation Policy of the Taewon'gun

Chapter 13: Growth of the Forces of Enlightenment
1. Enlightenment Policy and Reaction Against It
2. The Reform Movement of the Progressive Party
3. The Revolutionary Uprising of the Tonghak Peasant Army
4. The Reform of 1894
5. Commerce, Industry, and Currents of Thought in the Enlightenment Period

Chapter 14: Nationalist Stirrings and Imperialist Aggression
1. Activities of the Independence Club
2. Japanese Aggression and the Struggle of the "Righteous Armies"
3. Japanese Economic Aggression and Korean Capital
4. The Patriotic Enlightenment Movement
5. The March First Movement

Chapter 15: Development of the Nationalist Movement
1. Changes in Japan's Colonial Policy
2. Native Capital and the Condition of Korean
3. The Korean National Movement Enters a New Phase
4. The Preservation of Korean Culture

Chapter 16: The Beginnings of Democracy
1. The Liberation of Korea, August 15, 1945
2. The Establishment of the Republic of Korea
3. The Korean War
4. The April 1960 Revolution

Dynastic Lineages

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Index-Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674615762
Translator:
Schultz, Edward J.
Translator:
Wagner, Edward W.
Translator:
Schultz, Edward J.
Translated:
Wagner, Lee, Ki-Baik, Edward
Translated:
Schultz, Wagner, Lee, Ki-Baik, Edward, Edward J.
Author:
Schultz, Edward J.
Author:
Lee, Ki-Baik
Author:
Wagner, Edward Ed.
Author:
Wagner, Edward W.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
History
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Far eastern
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
Korea (South)
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Korea History.
Subject:
Korea (South) History.
Subject:
World History-Korea
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Harvard-Yenching Institute Publications
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 maps, 21 color illustrations, 10 half
Pages:
518
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , One of the first, most widely-read and respected histories of Korea, Ki-baik Lee's Han'guksa Sillon has been translated into English by Edward W. Wagner. A New History of Korea offers Western readers a distillation of the best scholarship on Korean history and culture from the earliest times to the student revolution of 1960. Translated twice into Japanese and into Chinese as well, this book is noteworthy for its full and integrated discussion of major currents in Korea's cultural history.
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