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By Michael J. Seth

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ISBN-13: 9781442235168

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ISBN-13: 9781442235175

Now in an absolutely revised and up-to-date variation, this finished ebook surveys Korean background from Neolithic occasions to the current. Michael J. Seth explores the origins and improvement of Korean society, politics, and nonetheless little-known cultural history from their inception to the 2 Korean states of at the present time. Telling the extraordinary tale of the origins and evolution of a society that borrowed and followed from out of the country, Seth describes how numerous tribal peoples within the peninsula got here jointly to shape one of many world’s so much unique groups. He exhibits how this historical, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society used to be wrenched into the area of late-nineteenth-century imperialism, fell sufferer to jap expansionism, after which turned arbitrarily divided into adverse halves, North and South, after global struggle II.

Tracing the seven many years seeing that 1945, the e-book explains how the 2 Koreas, with their deeply diverse political and social structures and geopolitical orientations, developed into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising begin, grew to become one of many few postcolonial constructing states to go into the ranks of the 1st global, with a globally aggressive economic system, a democratic political method, and a sophisticated and dynamic tradition. North Korea, against this, turned one of many world’s such a lot totalitarian and remoted societies, a nuclear energy with an impoverished and famine-stricken inhabitants. Seth describes and analyzes the noticeably diverse and traditionally unheard of trajectories of the 2 Koreas, previously one tight-knit society. all through, he provides an extraordinary measurement via putting Korean background into broader international standpoint. All readers trying to find a balanced, an expert background could be richly rewarded with this transparent and concise book.

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