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Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History

Edited by: Michael J. Seth

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415739313
eBook ISBN: 9781315816722
Adobe ISBN: 9781317811497

10.4324/9781315816722
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Book description

Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century when Korea became entangled in the world of modern imperialism and the old social, economic and political order began to change; this handbook brings together cutting edge scholarship on major themes in Korean History. Contributions by experts in the field cover the Late Choson and Colonial periods, Korea’s partition and the diverging paths of North and South Korea.

Topics covered include:

  • The division of Korea
  • Religion
  • Competing imperialisms
  • Economic change
  • War and rebellions
  • Nationalism
  • Gender
  • North Korea Under Kim Jong Il
  • Global Korea

The Handbook provides a stimulating introduction to the most important themes within the subject area, and is an invaluable reference work for any student and researcher of Korean History.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Korea by 1860 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Competing imperialisms in Korea Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The nation, the people, and the possibilities of the post-national Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Religion 1876–1910 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The transformation of the Choso˘n economy in the Open Port Period, 1876–1910 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The 1894 Tonghak Rebellion Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The politics of assimilation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Colonial modernity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Women, gender, and social change in colonial Korea Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Nationalist movements before 1945 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The division of Korea and the rise of two Koreas, 1945–1948 Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Korean War and its politics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  North Korean state-making Download PDF
Chapter  15:  North Korea’s chuch’e philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A dynastic polity in economic stagnation and decline Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The North Korean famine Download PDF
Chapter  18:  North Korea under Kim Jong II Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Marriage, family, and sexuality in North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Trade union movements in South Korea since 1945  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Economic miracle Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Democratization in South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Women, gender, and social change in South Korea since 1945 Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The post-developmental state Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Global Korea Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Inter-Korean relations, 1945–2013 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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