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A History of Korea: From "Land of the Morning Calm" to States in Conflict Hardcover – November 5, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (November 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253000246
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253000248
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Recommended." —Choice



"Using the latest sources, including recently declassified Communist documents, Jinwung Kim’s book holds promise of becoming the textbook of choice. Benefiting from his direct and intimate knowledge of the country, he writes with great clarity, providing rich and interesting descriptions of political, social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic developments throughout the history of Korea." —James I. Matray, California State University, Chico

About the Author

Jinwung Kim is Professor of History at Kyungpook National University in Taegu, South Korea. He has published widely on South Korean–U.S. relations, with a particular focus on South Korean perceptions of the United States.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence D. Ink on January 26, 2013
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This is a terrific single volume history of Korea from its beginning to the present. Jinwung Kim puts a lot of information into the book without weighing it down with too much detail. The book reads very easily. My only complaint is the lack of photos. Aside from a few photos of old Korean artwork (printed in black and white) there are no pictures in the book. The book would be improved if future editions contained many photos of Korea and the people that make up its history. Since the content is so good, there should be future editions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Buheung Hyeon on February 28, 2013
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This book is awesome. I am reading it know and it gives me the whole picture of Korean history. I believe "the past is the key to the future". History books are keys. So it is important to find a good key to open the past for the coming future. And I am sure this book is the key. As a history majoring student, I strongly recommend this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Anthony on May 8, 2013
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This is the second book I have read on the complete history of Korea. This one is written more insightfully in my opinion. I also highly recommend this seller.
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