Michael J. Seth's A Concise History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present PDF

By Michael J. Seth

ISBN-10: 1442235160

ISBN-13: 9781442235168

ISBN-10: 1442235179

ISBN-13: 9781442235175

Now in an absolutely revised and up-to-date variation, this entire ebook surveys Korean background from Neolithic instances to the current. Michael J. Seth explores the origins and improvement of Korean society, politics, and nonetheless little-known cultural background from their inception to the 2 Korean states of this day. Telling the outstanding tale of the origins and evolution of a society that borrowed and followed from in another country, Seth describes how quite a few tribal peoples within the peninsula got here jointly to shape one of many world’s so much specified groups. He indicates how this historic, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was once wrenched into the area of late-nineteenth-century imperialism, fell sufferer to eastern expansionism, after which turned arbitrarily divided into antagonistic halves, North and South, after international warfare II.

Tracing the seven a long time due to the fact that 1945, the e-book explains how the 2 Koreas, with their deeply varied political and social platforms and geopolitical orientations, advanced into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising begin, grew to become one of many few postcolonial constructing states to go into the ranks of the 1st global, with a globally aggressive financial system, a democratic political method, and a sophisticated and dynamic tradition. North Korea, in contrast, turned one of many world’s so much totalitarian and remoted societies, a nuclear strength with an impoverished and famine-stricken inhabitants. Seth describes and analyzes the greatly various and traditionally unheard of trajectories of the 2 Koreas, previously one tight-knit society. all through, he provides an extraordinary size by means of putting Korean heritage into broader international standpoint. All readers trying to find a balanced, a professional heritage may be richly rewarded with this transparent and concise book.

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