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A History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present (Paperback)

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Michael J. Seth is associate professor of East Asian and world history at James Madison University.
In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage, showing how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the modern world, ultimately to be arbitrarily divided into two opposed halves after World War II. Tracing the six decades since, Seth explains how the two Koreas, with their deeply different political and social systems and geopolitical orientations, evolved into sharply contrasting societies. Throughout, he adds a rich dimension by placing Korean history into broader global perspective and by including primary readings from each era.

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ISBN 9780742567160
Genre HISTORY / Asia / Korea
Format Paperback
Pages 573
Publisher Date 2010-11-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.75 in
Unit weight 1.94 lb
Language English
Subtitle From Antiquity to the Present
Audience College/higher education
Authors Seth, Michael J.
Country of Origin United States

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