Download e-book for kindle: A Concise History of Modern Korea: From the Late Nineteenth by Michael J. Seth

By Michael J. Seth

ISBN-10: 1442260467

ISBN-13: 9781442260467

ISBN-10: 1442260475

ISBN-13: 9781442260474

Now in a completely revised and up-to-date version, this finished and balanced heritage of contemporary Korea explores the social, financial, and political concerns it has confronted when you consider that being catapulted into the broader global on the finish of the 19th century. putting this previously insular society in an international context, Michael J. Seth describes how this historic, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society first fell sufferer to jap imperialist expansionism, after which was once arbitrarily divided in part after international struggle II. Seth strains the postwar paths of the 2 Koreas—with various political and social structures and assorted geopolitical orientations—as they advanced into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising commence, turned one of many few postcolonial constructing states to go into the ranks of the 1st international, with a globally aggressive economic system, a democratic political procedure, and a sophisticated and dynamic tradition. against this, North Korea grew to become one of many world's so much totalitarian and remoted societies, a nuclear strength with an impoverished and famine-stricken inhabitants. contemplating the significantly diverse and traditionally extraordinary trajectories of the 2 Koreas, Seth assesses the insights they give for knowing not just glossy Korea however the broader viewpoint of worldwide heritage. All readers searching for a balanced, a professional historical past might be richly rewarded with this transparent and cogent book.

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