April 22, 2018

Download e-book for iPad: A Concise History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present by Michael J. Seth

By Michael J. Seth

ISBN-10: 1442235160

ISBN-13: 9781442235168

ISBN-10: 1442235179

ISBN-13: 9781442235175

Now in a completely revised and up-to-date version, this complete publication surveys Korean heritage 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 notable 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 precise 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 hostile halves, North and South, after global warfare II.

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

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