- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Ilchokak Publishers; unknown edition (August 14, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962771309
- ISBN-13: 978-0962771309
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #558,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In four hundred clear and well-written pages, five eminent Korean and American historians provide a judicious survey of Korea's history from Paleolithic times to the present, giving due emphasis to its cultural achievements, including its magnificent pottery, and, not least, the development of metal moveable type in the first half of the 15th century. (Jon Halliday London Review of Books)
By and large the best historical discussion in English of Korea's modern transformation. (Soon Won Park Korean Studies)
Some of the recent scholarly work has tended to be rather ahistorical in approach, as if Korea--like Athena from the head of Zeus--somehow sprang full-grown onto the international scene in 1960. Korea Old and New...is an important antidote to [this] approach...Beginning with the Paleolithic Age, Korea Old and New moves with considerable grace through the early years of Korean culture, the Three Kingdoms era, Koryo and Yi dynasties, and on into the modern age...The strengths of this book are many, but in particular the comprehensive nature and the balanced analysis stand out as exceptional...Well-written and comprehensive, Korea Old and New...is required reading for anyone wishing to understand Korea. (David C. Kang Journal of Contemporary Asia)
Each of these authors, recognized as specialists on their chosen periods, offers even-handed accounts of events which are often minefields of historical controversy...This volume may be confidently recommended as the best available text on the subject. (James Cotton Asian Studies Review)
About the Author
Carter Eckert is Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University.
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The book itself is actually quite an interesting read, i have nothing bad to say about the author. However, the seller needs to check the quality of the books they send out.
I would have returned it, but I bought it while I was studying abroad last quarter, and with a busy class schedule, I missed the return window.
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