A history of Korea : from antiquity to the present

Level D DK951.9 /737881 Available
Level D DK951.9 /737881 Available
Full title: A history of Korea : from antiquity to the present / Michael J. Seth.
Main author: Seth, Michael J., 1948-
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • 1. The Origins
  • The Koreans
  • Early Inhabitants
  • The Age of Rice Farming Begins
  • Sources for Early Korea
  • Choson
  • The Chinese Commanderies
  • Chinese Commanderies and Their Neighbors: The Northern Peoples
  • Chinese Commanderies and Their Neighbors: The Southern Peoples
  • Politics of the Third Century
  • Korea in Global Perspective: 5,000 Years of History
  • 2. The Period of the Three Kingdoms, 4th Century to 676
  • The Emergence of the Three Kingdoms
  • The Wa and the Mimana
  • Korea and Northeast Asia in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
  • Culture and Society of the Three Kingdoms
  • The Bone-Ranks, the Hwabaek, and the Hwarang
  • The Changing Environment of the Late Sixth and Seventh Centuries
  • The Unification of Korea under Silla
  • Korea in Global Perspective: State Formation
  • 3. Late Silla, 676 to 935
  • The Peninsular Kingdom
  • Consolidation of Central Monarchical Rule under Silla, 676-780
  • Silla and the Chinese Model
  • Supporting the Silla State
  • Silla Society
  • Silla and Its Neighbors
  • Parhae
  • The Decline of Silla
  • The Later Three Kingdoms
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Silla's Rise and Fall
  • 4. Koryo, 935 to 1170
  • The New Koryo State
  • Koryo in East Asia
  • Internal Politics, 935-1170
  • Koryo Culture
  • The Samguk Sagi
  • Koryo Society
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Koryo's Examination System
  • 5. Military Rulers and Mongol Invaders, 1170 to 1392
  • Military Rule
  • Son Buddhism
  • Korea, Japan, and Feudal Europe
  • The Mongol Invasions
  • The Legacy of the Mongol Period
  • Late Koryo Society
  • The End of the Koryo
  • Late Koryo Culture
  • The Rise of Neo-Confucianism
  • Korea in Global Perspective: The Mongols and Korea
  • 6. The Neo-Confucian Revolution and the Choson State, 1392 to the 18th Century
  • Establishing the Yi Dynasty
  • The Choson State
  • The Censorate and the Classics Mat
  • Historians
  • The Examination System
  • Education
  • Agricultural Improvements and the State
  • Military and Foreign Affairs
  • The Japanese and Manchu Invasions
  • Competition for Power among the Elite
  • Choson Politics in Perspective
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Choson as an Ideologically Driven State
  • 7. Choson Society
  • The Family
  • Women during the Yi Dynasty
  • Social Structure
  • Slaves and Outcastes
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Religious Beliefs and Practices
  • Philosophy
  • Arts, Literature, and Science
  • Technology and Inventions
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Women in Korea
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Choson's Social Hierarchy
  • 8. Late Choson, Early 18th Century to 1876
  • The Politics of Late Choson
  • Late Choson and the Confucian World Order
  • Korean Travelers to China and Japan
  • Taxation and Reform
  • Agriculture
  • Commerce and Trade
  • Cultural Flowering of Late Choson
  • Sirhak
  • Everyday Life
  • Korea in the Nineteenth Century: The "Hermit Kingdom"
  • Internal Problems in the Nineteenth Century
  • Korea in Global Perspective: The Hermit Kingdom?
  • 9. Korea in the Age of Imperialism, 1876 to 1910
  • Early Contacts with the West
  • The Opening of Korea
  • Early Reforms, 1876-1884
  • The Chinese Decade, 1885-1894
  • The Tonghak Rebellion
  • Kabo Reforms
  • The Russian Ascendency and the Independence Club
  • The Russo-Japanese War and the Protectorate
  • The Protectorate, 1905-1910
  • Korea in Transition
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Korea in the Age of Imperialism
  • 10. Colonial Korea, 1910 to 1945
  • The March First Movement
  • The Post-March First Period
  • Cultural Ferment of the 1920s
  • Moderate and Radical Nationalism
  • Economic Development
  • Modernity and Social Change
  • Rural Society
  • Wartime Colonialism, 1931-1945
  • Forced Assimilation
  • A Society in Turmoil: The Legacy of Colonial Rule
  • Korea in Global Perspective: The Korean Nationalist Movement
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Korea's Colonial Experience
  • 11. Division and War, 1945 to 1953
  • The End of Colonial Rule in Korea
  • North Korea under Soviet Occupation
  • South Korea under U.S. Occupation
  • Trusteeship
  • Establishing a Separate Regime in the North
  • The Beginnings of a New Regime in the South
  • Toward Division
  • The Republic of Korea
  • The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • On the Eve of the Korean War
  • The Korean War
  • The Impact of the Korean War
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Divided Countries
  • Korea in Global Perspective: The Korean War
  • 12. North Korea: Recovery, Transformation, and Decline, 1953 to 1993
  • The Divergent Paths of the Two Koreas
  • North Korea's Recovery
  • Political Consolidation
  • The Changing International Situation
  • Confrontational Stance toward the South and the United States
  • Relentless Militarization
  • The Ideology of Self-Reliance
  • The Cult of the Kim Family
  • Society
  • Economic Problems
  • Korea in Global Perspective: North Korea as a Communist Country
  • 13. South Korea: From Poverty to Prosperity, 1953 to 1997
  • The Syngman Rhee Years, 1953-1960
  • The Democratic Experiment, 1960-1961
  • The Military Coup
  • Economic Transformation
  • Economic Growth under Park Chung Hee
  • Chaebols
  • Transformation of the Countryside
  • Economic Development in the 1980s
  • Explaining South Korea's Economic Miracle
  • Education
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Educational Development
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Economic Development
  • 14. South Korea: Creating a Democratic Society, 1953 to 1997
  • Military Authoritarianism
  • The Yushin Era, 1971-1979
  • Seoul Spring, 1979-1980
  • The Fifth Republic
  • 1987: A Political Turning Point
  • Transition to Democracy
  • Understanding the Democratic Turn
  • Student Activism
  • Organized Labor
  • Social and Cultural Transition
  • Korea in Global Perspective: Democratization
  • 15. Contemporary North Korea, 1993 to 2010
  • In Decline
  • A Period of Crisis
  • Under Kim Jong II
  • Ideology
  • Famine
  • Crisis and Summitry
  • Tentative Reforms
  • Confrontations and the Policy of Survival
  • Korea in Global Perspective: North Korea's Famine
  • Korea in Global Perspective: North Korea as a Failed State
  • 16. Contemporary South Korea, 1997 to 2010
  • Return to Civilian Government
  • Economic Crisis and Recovery
  • Domestic Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Rethinking Reunification
  • A Society Undergoing Rapid Change
  • Changing Gender Relations, Changing Families
  • Ethnic Homogeneity
  • Facing History and Preserving Heritage
  • New Crises and New Problems
  • Korea in Global Perspective: South Korea's Place in the World.