By Kyung Moon Hwang
A historical past of Korea
by Kyung Moon Hwang
Length: 328 pages
A concise, energetic background of Korea,which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the traditional period via to the jarring transformation that ended in particular trajectories in the course of the smooth international. Chapters circulation either chronologically and thematically, protecting issues corresponding to identification, gender and family.
'Hwang increases questions at each flip and demanding situations the reader to interact with concerns that lively prior generations, concerns that challenge us this day, and concerns that impinge on our collective destiny in an international the place Korea and Koreans matter.' - James B. Lewis, Lecturer in Korean heritage, collage of Oxford
About the Author
KYUNG MOON HWANG is affiliate Professor within the division of background on the college of Southern California, united states. he's the writer of past delivery: Social prestige within the Emergence of contemporary Korea (Harvard college Press, 2004).
Review from Amazon
Excellent textbook of Korean background with an extraordinary periodical stability: I used this ebook for my introductory direction on Korean tradition, which coated from the Tan'gun fantasy via hallyu (the Korean Wave). It did an outstanding task as a history examining, and my scholars really loved studying it, too. The booklet has 3 major strengths. so far as i will be able to inform, it deals a such a lot up-to-date account of significant debates within the box. additionally, reflective of the services of its writer, a Harvard-educated, entire historian of early smooth Korea, the e-book has its chapters calmly divided among premodern and smooth sessions. it is a infrequent advantage that has been missing in earlier one-volume Korean heritage textbooks. in truth, this accomplished assurance used to be the most cause I followed it as my textbook within the first position, after having used different significant titles. ultimately, I trust my scholars that the writer is a superb storyteller. He manages to supply an in-depth account of every interval via a concise and well-chosen episode. As an teacher, i'm particularly completely happy that this publication got here out.
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A History of Korea by Kyung Moon Hwang