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The Resource Korea's twentieth-century odyssey, Michael E. Robinson

Korea's twentieth-century odyssey, Michael E. Robinson

Label
Korea's twentieth-century odyssey
Title
Korea's twentieth-century odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Michael E. Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For more than half of the twentieth century, the Korean peninsula has been divided between two hostile and competitive nation-states, each claiming to be the sole legitimate expression of the Korean nation. The division remains an unsolved problem dating to the beginnings of the Cold War and now projects the politics of that period into the twenty-first century. Korea's Twentieth-Century Odyssey is designed to provide readers with the historical essentials upon which to unravel the complex politics and contemporary crises that currently exist in the East Asian region. Beginning with a description of late-nineteenth-century imperialism, Michael Robinson shows how traditional Korean political culture shaped the response of Koreans to multiple threats to their sovereignty after being opened to the world economy by Japan in the 1870s. He locates the origins of both modern nationalism and the economic and cultural modernization of Korea in the twenty years preceding the fall of the traditional state to Japanese colonialism in 1910. Robinson breaks new ground with his analysis of the colonial period, tracing the ideological division of contemporary Korea to the struggle of different actors to mobilize a national independence movement at the time. More importantly, he locates the reason for successful Japanese hegemony in policies that included--and thus implicated--Koreans within the colonial system. He concludes with a discussion of the political and economic evolution of South and North Korea after 1948 that accounts for the valid legitimacy claims of both nation-states on the peninsula
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Michael Edson
Dewey number
951.904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS916
LC item number
.R63 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korea
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (North)
Label
Korea's twentieth-century odyssey, Michael E. Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Korea's turbulent 20th century -- A new century and the end of an era -- Colonial state and society -- Class and nation in colonial Korea : the 1920s -- Colonial modernity, assimilation, and war : 1930-1945 -- Liberation, civil war, and division -- Political and economic development in South Korea -- Going it alone : the DPRK, 1953-present -- Democratization in South Korea : 1987-2000 -- Untying the Korean knot
Control code
ocm76820894
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9780824831745
Lccn
2006038995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)76820894
Label
Korea's twentieth-century odyssey, Michael E. Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Korea's turbulent 20th century -- A new century and the end of an era -- Colonial state and society -- Class and nation in colonial Korea : the 1920s -- Colonial modernity, assimilation, and war : 1930-1945 -- Liberation, civil war, and division -- Political and economic development in South Korea -- Going it alone : the DPRK, 1953-present -- Democratization in South Korea : 1987-2000 -- Untying the Korean knot
Control code
ocm76820894
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9780824831745
Lccn
2006038995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)76820894

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