By Kyung Moon Hwang
A heritage of Korea
by Kyung Moon Hwang
Length: 328 pages
A concise, full of life heritage of Korea,which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the traditional period via to the jarring transformation that led to special trajectories during the smooth global. Chapters stream either chronologically and thematically, overlaying subject matters comparable to id, gender and family.
'Hwang increases questions at each flip and demanding situations the reader to interact with matters that lively previous generations, matters that drawback us this present day, and concerns that impinge on our collective destiny in a global the place Korea and Koreans matter.' - James B. Lewis, Lecturer in Korean background, collage of Oxford
About the Author
KYUNG MOON HWANG is affiliate Professor within the division of historical past on the college of Southern California, united states. he's the writer of past start: Social prestige within the Emergence of contemporary Korea (Harvard collage Press, 2004).
Review from Amazon
Excellent textbook of Korean historical past with a unprecedented periodical stability: I used this booklet for my introductory path on Korean tradition, which coated from the Tan'gun fable via hallyu (the Korean Wave). It did a very good task as a historical past studying, and my scholars really loved interpreting it, too. The e-book has 3 major strengths. so far as i will be able to inform, it deals a so much up-to-date account of significant debates within the box. additionally, reflective of the services of its writer, a Harvard-educated, complete historian of early sleek Korea, the ebook has its chapters frivolously divided among premodern and smooth sessions. this can be a infrequent advantage that has been missing in earlier one-volume Korean background textbooks. actually, this accomplished insurance was once the most cause I followed it as my textbook within the first position, after having used different significant titles. eventually, 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 rather pleased that this publication got here out.
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A History of Korea by Kyung Moon Hwang