Korean History in Maps: From Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century

Korean History in Maps: From Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century

By: Lee Injae (author), Owen Miller (author), Park Jinhoon (author), Yi Hyun-Hae (author), Michael D. Shin (editor)Paperback

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Korean History in Maps is a beautifully presented, full-color atlas covering all periods of Korean history from prehistoric times to the present day. It is the first atlas of its kind to be specifically designed for students in English-speaking countries. There is a map for each era in Korean history, showing every major kingdom or polity that existed on the Korean peninsula, and maps are also included for topics of additional historical interest, including each major war that took place. In addition, the atlas contains chronologies, lists of monarchs, and overviews of the politics, economy, society, and culture for each era which are complemented by numerous photos and full color images of artifacts, paintings, and architectural structures. This fascinating historical atlas is a complete reference work and unique teaching tool for all scholars and students of Korean and East Asian history.

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Michael D. Shin is a lecturer in Korean Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the Japanese colonial period (1910-45), and he has published many articles on the intellectual, literary, and social history of the early twentieth century. Lee Injae is a professor in the Department of History and Culture and Dean in the College of Humanities and Arts, Yonsei University, South Korea. Owen Miller is a lecturer in Korean Studies at SOAS, University of London where he teaches Korean history. His research interests include the social and economic history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Korea, urban history, Korean nationalist and Marxist historiographies, and the economic history of North Korea. Park Jinhoon is an associate professor in the Department of History at Myongji University in Seoul, South Korea. His research focuses on the social status system in Goryeo and government policy and legal institutions on social class. Yi Hyun-Hae is Professor of Ancient Korean History at Hallym University, South Korea. Her research focuses on the society of the Samhan statelets in the first to third centuries and their development into the states of Silla and Baekje.


Preface and acknowledgments; Korea today; Korea in Asia; The geography of the Korean peninsula; 1. Prehistoric Korea; 2. Joseon and early state formation; 3. The three kingdoms period; 4. The Northern and Southern states period; 5. Goryeo; 6. Joseon; 7. The late nineteenth century; 8. The Japanese occupation period; 9. The liberation period and the Korean war; 10. North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea); 11. South Korea (Republic of Korea); Contributors; Appendix A. Chronology of the 'comfort women' issue; Appendix B. The Dok Island (Dokdo) issue; Appendix C. The sexagenary cycle; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781107490239
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781107490239
  • weight: 750
  • ISBN10: 1107490235

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