A History of Korea

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A History of Korea is a product of a particular moment in South Korean social and political history, published in the aftermath of the popular resistance movements of the late 1980s that brought an end to military dictatorship and ushered in direct elections for the presidency of South Korea. The volume is jointly written by historians of the Korean Historical Research Association.

 

Bibliographical & Technical Information
Title A History of Korea
Authors Korean Historical Research Association
Series Editor/Commissioning Editor Sajid Rizvi
 Translator Joshua van Lieu
Published by Saffron London: 2008 [Revised Edition]
Series Saffron Korea Library, Series ISSN 1748-0477
ISBN-13 9781872843865
ISBN-10 1872843867
Pages 351pp
 Cover Laminated hardcover, endpapers
Book size [h] 208mm x [w] 145mm x [spine] 29mm
Shipping Weight [grams/kilo]  850/.850
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A History of Korea, a product of a particular moment in South Korean social and political history, is again a relevant and timely introduction to Korea. Published in the aftermath of the popular resistance movements of the late 1980s that brought an end to military dictatorship and ushered in direct elections for the presidency of South Korea. The volume is jointly written by historians of the Korean Historical Research Association. Read more

The historians who compiled the volume were not dispassionate recorders of those events but rather active participants in the democracy movements of the time, who understood their scholarship as a contribution to popular resistance against military rule and as a tool for the democratisation and unification of Korea

These historians were writing against previous understandings of Korean history that they perceived as legitimising political and economic oppression from both Korean élites and foreign powers. As they stood in opposition to previous histories and their political underpinnings, they proposed their own visions of past, present, and future Korean societies. In so doing, they helped move the popular struggle for the democratisation of South Korea towards the centre of the national narrative

When published A History of Korea was hailed as “a manifesto, a conscious call for a particular interpretation of Korean history for deployment in the democratisation, unification, and class liberation movements of the period.”

Additional information

Weight .650 kg
ISBN-13HB

9781872843865

Pages

351

Publisher, Year and Edition

First edition published 28/9/2005, revised edition published 3/7/08

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