Korea and East Asia : The Story of a Phoenix
by Kenneth B. Lee


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Korea has had a long, great civilization, with four golden ages. Destruction caused by foreign powers has failed to extinguish the Korean spirit for survival. Korea, at least its southern part, is at the threshold of another golden age, despite the handicap of being a divided nation.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Korea has had a long, great civilization, with four golden ages. Destruction caused by foreign powers has failed to extinguish the Korean spirit for survival. Korea, at least its southern part, is at the threshold of another golden age, despite the handicap of being a divided nation. To understand Korea's present situation, one must look back at many thousands of years of Korean history. The purpose of this study is to look squarely at that history, including the atrocities committed against Koreans by several countries, especially Japan in the periods of 1592-1598 and 1895-1945. Some of the questions addressed in this study are: How did Koreans rebuild their country time after time, following destruction by foreign invaders? How could Koreans, in recent years, rebuild their economy in such a short time? What motivates them? Why is North Korea so different from South Korea? What is the potential of Korea in the twenty-first century? Why do Koreans have such difficulty unifying their country?



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  • ISBN-13: 9780275958237
  • ISBN-10: 027595823X
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publish Date: June 1997
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 9.52 x 6.36 x 1.14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.43 pounds


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