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by Ki-Baik Lee,Young Ick Lew,Michael Robinson,Edward W. Wagner,Carter J. Eckert

  • ISBN: 0962771309
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: Ki-Baik Lee,Young Ick Lew,Michael Robinson,Edward W. Wagner,Carter J. Eckert
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ilchokak Publishers; unknown edition (August 14, 1991)
  • Pages: 464 pages
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Korea Old and Ne. s an important antidote to approac. eginning with the Paleolithic Age, Korea Old and New . Carter J. Eckert is Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University.

Korea Old and Ne. eginning with the Paleolithic Age, Korea Old and New moves with considerable grace through the early years of Korean culture, the Three Kingdoms era, Koryo and Yi dynasties, and on into the modern ag. he strengths of this book are many, but in particular the comprehensive nature and the balanced analysis stand out as exceptiona. Ki-baik Lee is Professor of History, Sogang University, Seoul. Michael Robinson is Associate Professor of Korean History at Indiana University.

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Korea Old and New. A History. Ki-baik Lee. Young Ick Lew. Michael Robinson. Korea Old and Ne. ell-written and comprehensive, Korea Old and Ne. s required reading for anyone wishing to understand Korea. David C. Kang, Journal of Contemporary Asia. Korea Old and New presents a more balanced survey

Korea Old and New. Korea Old and New presents a more balanced survey. The book’s preponderant concern is with the tumultuous modern era, and six academic specialists provide a wide-angle view of each distinct period. The authors succeed in elucidating the past while providing new understanding of the vast changes that have taken place in this ancient nation.

New presidential elections are set for 20 December – and both the leading contenders are civilians. A united Korea will inherit not only a Stasi legacy (on both sides), but also a history and memories of violence on a scale equal to that in the former Yugoslavia

New presidential elections are set for 20 December – and both the leading contenders are civilians. The demographic ratio is also different from Germany’s. Whereas West Germany’s population was four times that of the East, South Korea’s is only double that of the North. A united Korea will inherit not only a Stasi legacy (on both sides), but also a history and memories of violence on a scale equal to that in the former Yugoslavia. Almost every family in Korea lost one or more members as a result of division and war. Korean family ties will not allow this issue to be swept easily under the carpet.

Korea Old and New book Carter J. Eckert is the Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University. Books by Carter J. Eckert.

Korea Old and New book. This full-scale presentation of the general history of Korea not. I'll probably feel more comfortable moving on to Ki-baik Lee's "A New History of Korea" when I male or back to the bookstore. Anyway, one passage which rings too true I don't know much about Korean history and this seemed like a good book to start.

Edward W. Wagner, with the assistance of Edward J. Shultz (Cambridge . Shultz (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984), 346. 2. Michael Edson Robinson, Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea, 1920–1925 (Seattle:University of Washington Press, 1988), 4; Peter Duus, e. Cambridge History of Japan, vol. 6, The Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 23. CHAPTER 2. SHOUTS OF INDEPENDENCE 1. Ki-baik Lee, A New History of Korea, trans. Edward W. Shultz (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984), 344.

Seoul: Ilchokak, 1990. Distributed by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. Those who teach Korean history in the .

This is the most reliable and popular history of Korea available in English. The tumultuous developments of the modern era receive the greatest coverage, but the book's balanced treatment of traditional Korea emphasizes cultural events as integrally related to the political, social, and economic evolution of this ancient nation. Five outstanding scholars give a wide-angle view of each distinct period, elucidating the past while providing new understanding of the vast changes that have taken place in Korea.
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Was seeking a quick primer to give me some insight on the history of Korea and its relationship with Japan. This is the best I have found so far. Readable, fact-filled, no fat. Simultaneously published in 1990 by Ilchokak Publishers and the Korea Institute of Harvard University, written by a team of Korean and Western scholars, it gives deep insight of an inadequately chronicled culture. Extremely relevant today.
My daughter is learning Korean. Her teacher wanted her to get a book on Korean history. She is 14, the teacher thought the book maybe too advanced for someone her age, but my daughter still read it and didn't have any problems. She said she learned from if.
My Korean civilization class was painful, but only because this book was our required text. Despite being extremely DENSE and DRY it still lacked many fundamental details and facts, and came across as more of a novel than a textbook. I had to find other sources to study for my midterm and final and for ALL of my projects in that class.
When there are a limited number of quality university level Korean history texts in English, this stands out as the best with a measured and relatively up to date narrative and plethora of info and sources for further use that are helpful.
Thank you. It arrived in a timely manner and was in excellent condition. It was just the book I needed to finish my paper. I am very delghted with this purchase.
I am enjoying this book. It starts way back in history prior to the Neolithic period even, which I think is cool of a history book.
I bought this book for a class, and imagine my surprise when the first chapter is due, and...its missing! Everything except the last page of Chapter one! Luckily, my professor had put the text on a 4 hour reserve at the library, so i photocopied it, and read that. When I got to Chapter Two, i found out that the binding was so terrible that chapters two and three fell out easily. They are currently paperclipped to the text. Along with Chapter One.

The book itself is actually quite an interesting read, i have nothing bad to say about the author. However, the seller needs to check the quality of the books they send out.

I would have returned it, but I bought it while I was studying abroad last quarter, and with a busy class schedule, I missed the return window.
Prefacing this by saying I am Korean and I do know more than this book presents. This text has several rudimentary problems. I'll list them out.
1. The lack of women.
For example Kim Yusin is mentioned, but not Queen Seondeok. If you're looking at cultural significance, Queen Seondeok, I would think is more important than Yusin, but then the text is written by all men. For reference, Kim Yusin went out and unified the peninsula, but Queen Seondeok introduced Buddhism as a state sanctioned religion and started the ONLY string of female queens in Korean history. The Korean peninsula split many times, the importance of Buddhism didn't fade. The lack of females in the text is shocking. It's like the text believes that males can create themselves.

2. The looking down on religions other than Christianity.
For example, it gets Muism dead, dead wrong in several places, and fails to recognize that Shamanism has a larger impact on Korean culture. (But this is probably because Muism today is mostly female-run in Korea (as well as honoring slighted groups, such as QUILTBAG--which Christianity doesn't historically honor and abused women [they're men, so you know...]). It also contextualizes Shintoism only for one page, and pits it against Christianity. (Also probably looks down on it because it's also historically female-run, but in Korean history should have come up before that.) It barely covers Buddhism and the importance of Buddhism in Korean history, but gives a lot of weight to Christianity (especially protestantism), which makes me super cranky. Other religious definitions in the text are wrong and need updating. (None of them took anthropology from what I can guess--or they used textbooks 20-50 years out of date, like their lack of up-to-date scholarship) It also calls Shamanism primitive several times. Which it isn't. Also treats shamanism as if it died, which it didn't. Talked about animism's definition, but that definition is wrong and then proceeds to lord about how primitive that is too, which it isn't. Animism is the belief in souls. You are Christian, you believe in souls. You believe in animism. Done.

3. It's a super dry text.
The beginning leads with a series of events but doesn't argue for why the text believes as it believes, which causes issues, because there is no way to verify those jump-statements. I thought reading the Samguk Sagi and Samguk Yusa was dry--this is by far, more dry than that. Personages are skipped in favor of describing events sometimes, which can be frustrating because it doesn't really read as hiSTORY. It's missing the story aspect, which means people moving events and events moving people--it reads more like a laundry list of events.

4. It's Seoul-centric.
A little Korean history here and some notes about Korean scholarship... For some reason South Koreans are fixated a lot of the time on the region of Seoul, though this should NOT be the case. This is because one of the old Kingdoms, Goguryeo was conquered by Silla, but for some reason Korean scholarship tends to have this really hardcore fascination with Goguryeo over Silla, though Silla for all intensive purposes IS the basis of Korean culture today. This text falls into that trap, ignoring places like Jin, and current scholarship in favor for this northern version of Korean history. But the fact is that If you want to understand current Korea, you have to look at *Jin*-->Silla (maybe Gaya), not Goguryeo. Because the core of the customs that survived are from SILLA. That's why it was UNIFIED SILLA. So this Seoul-centric PoV in the book makes no sense to me. (But this is the fault of a lot of Korean scholarship--more fixated on location than on cultural movement. This was also a criticism of Korean scholars towards other Korean scholars, so I'm within my limits). Gojoseon and Goguryeo died and their cultural influence mostly got taken over. Deal with it. Chinese influenced Kingdoms didn't survive over the native Korean ones. Stop fixating on Seoul as a location and look at the cultural movement. Location is not as critical to telling today's history's choices.

5. Because of the condensed scholarship alternate views of history are not presented.
For example, the myth of Tangun only has one version in this book with no note of other versions, and again, it's a Northern version from only one region. The view that Gojoseon according to modern scholars probably is not that old, isn't put in. The fact that King Yul probably wasn't Jumong's son according to modern Korean scholars is also skipped.

6. The use of venerated texts and ignoring archaeology for the last 20+ years.
Archaeology and modern Korean scholarship (from Koreans) has analyzed also of the venerated texts to try to figure out if they are true or not true and the text fails to recognize this updated scholarship and different PoVs. But the text at the same time has no problem with referencing the Samguk Sagi as 100% true which was written years later, even if current evidence contradicts it.

I find myself wanting to red line the book and correct it.

HOWEVER, The book does do a quick summary of Korean male-centric, Northern-based, venerated texts-only without modern archaeology or history scholarship, Super dry, willfully religiously blind, Christian-centric view of Korean history very, very well. But seriously, reading all of the Korean wikipedia articles in order will give you more than this book. So only if you're without the internet, and locked in some dark corner, would I recommend this book. Other Koreans have done it better and have done quite a few updates to the views said in this book.

I swear you'll get more by reading the Samguk Yusa and Samguk Sagi and then using Wikipedia as a launch point to find Korean history topics to search. If you read those two, you know more than 1/2 of the book presents. The other half you'll find more off of wikipedia and Google searches than this book.

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