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A Concise History of Modern Korea: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

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This comprehensive and balanced history of modern Korea explores the social, economic, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century. Placing this formerly insular society in a global context, Michael J. Seth describes how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society first fell victim to Japanese imperialist expansionism, and then was arbitrarily divided in half after World War II. Seth traces the postwar paths of the two Koreas_with different political and social systems and different geopolitical orientations_as they evolved into sharply contrasting societies. Considering the radically different trajectories of North and South Korea, Seth assesses the insights they offer for understanding modern Korea in global perspective.

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ISBN:
9780742567139
Author:
Seth, Michael J.
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Korea History.
Subject:
Korea (South) History.
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
World History-Korea
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
295
Dimensions:
8.80x6.00x.90 in. 1.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive and balanced history of modern Korea explores the social, economic, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century. Placing this formerly insular society in a global context, Michael J. Seth describes how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society first fell victim to Japanese imperialist expansionism, and then was arbitrarily divided in half after World War II. Seth traces the postwar paths of the two Koreas_with different political and social systems and different geopolitical orientations_as they evolved into sharply contrasting societies. Considering the radically different trajectories of North and South Korea, Seth assesses the insights they offer for understanding modern Korea in global perspective.
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