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A concise history of modern Korea : from the late nineteenth century to the present, Michael J. Seth

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A concise history of modern Korea : from the late nineteenth century to the present
Title
A concise history of modern Korea
Title remainder
from the late nineteenth century to the present
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Seth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This 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, the author 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. He 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. South Korea, after an unpromising start, became one of the few postcolonial developing states to enter the ranks of the first world, with a globally competitive economy, a democratic political system, and a cosmopolitan and dynamic culture. By contrast, North Korea became one of the world's most totalitarian and isolated societies, a nuclear power with an impoverished and famine-stricken population. Considering the radically different and historically unprecedented trajectories of the two Koreas, he assesses the insights they offer for understanding not only modern Korea but the broader perspective of world history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seth, Michael J.
Index
index present
LC call number
DS907.18
LC item number
.S424 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korea
  • Korea
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
A concise history of modern Korea : from the late nineteenth century to the present, Michael J. Seth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Korea, 1876-1910 -- Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 -- Division and war, 1945-1953 -- North Korea, 1953-1993 -- South Korea from poverty to prosperity, 1953-1997 -- South Korea -- creating a democratic society, 1953-1997 -- North Korea in recent years -- South Korea in recent years
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 295 p.
Isbn
9780742567122
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023865
System control number
  • 3323143-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3323143
  • (Sirsi) o398483381
  • (OCoLC)398483381
Label
A concise history of modern Korea : from the late nineteenth century to the present, Michael J. Seth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Korea, 1876-1910 -- Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 -- Division and war, 1945-1953 -- North Korea, 1953-1993 -- South Korea from poverty to prosperity, 1953-1997 -- South Korea -- creating a democratic society, 1953-1997 -- North Korea in recent years -- South Korea in recent years
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 295 p.
Isbn
9780742567122
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023865
System control number
  • 3323143-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3323143
  • (Sirsi) o398483381
  • (OCoLC)398483381

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