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The New History of Korean Civilization

The New History of Korean Civilization (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Yu, Chai-Shin

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Throughout its 4,000-year history, Korea has created a vibrant and unique culture. Unfortunately, many believe it developed solely due to China's influence, thus leaving no room for an independent history and culture. This is simply wrong. The New History of Korean Civilization e...xplores the existence of a distinctive Korean culture established by the Korean people and separate from its Chinese and Japanese counterparts. Author Chai-Shin Yu, distinguished professor of Korean studies, surveys the history of cultural life in Korea and provides a detailed account of this country's remarkable heritage. From the prehistoric age through the rise of the Chos n Dynasty and up to the creation of the Republic of Korea, this concise history traces the development of history, politics, philosophy, religion, literature, and art. Chai-Shin Yu shows how Korean culture also played a vital role in the formation of Japanese culture. Written for the purpose of introducing the roots of Korean culture to Westerners and second-generation Koreans living in the West, The New History of Korean Civilization is a bold addition to the historiography of Korea.
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ISBN 9781462055593
Released NZ 5 Jan 2012
Publisher iUniverse
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781462055593
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher iUniverse
Imprint iUniverse
Released 5 Jan 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Yu, Chai-Shin
Category Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 517g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Korea - History, Korea - Civilization
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade