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Like many academic works, this book could not have been finished without help, advice, and kind encouragement from many people. The primary credit should be given to my academic advisor, Professor John B. Duncan, an exemplary scholar who cares deeply about teaching and who has established an excellent program in Korean studies at UCLA. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to...
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This book observes the following convention for non-English materials: McCune-Reischauer system for Korean; the pinyin system for Chinese; and the modified Hepburn system for Japanese. Korean, Chinese, and Japanese names are transcribed with surname first, then given name. Some exceptions are given to some commonly known names, e.g., Syngman Rhee, Park Chung Hee, and Park Geun-hye.
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Historians often lamented the fact that people no longer care about history, and that historical knowledge has become negligible not only in the formal school curriculum but also in the public sphere. However, historical understanding still draws national and international attention at certain times and places. From 2003 to...
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From the beginning of history, populations have developed their self-image by distinguishing themselves from “others.” The formation of self-image and identity is closely related to historical writings and memories that have been accumulated and reformulated over the course of multiple historical periods. China has a long and rich tradition of historical writing, and these voluminous...
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The first known written historical records in the Korean Peninsula date from the Three Kingdoms period (first century BCE?-668 CE); unfortunately none of those documents have survived.Yi Sejŭk and Kyŏn Hwŏn are believed to have burned many books at the end of the Silla period. However, many earlier...
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Understandings of Korean ancient history underwent a dramatic change in the late nineteenth century as a result of Korea’s changed political situation. Internally, the late Chosǒn court was plagued with corrupt officials, administrative inefficiency, and abuse of power by the royal...
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North Korea is one of the most enigmatic countries in the world. Its isolation is a result of mutual reservations: North Korea strictly controls the information it releases to the outside world, while at the same time, the outside...
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The region once known as Manchuria consists of the provinces of Liaoning 遼寧, Jilin 吉林, and Heilongjiang 黑龍江 in present-day China.According to the 1978 demographic census, residents in Northeast...
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East Asian countries have a long tradition of historical writing, and these writings have been referred to, reassessed, and reinterpreted in later periods, particularly in the process of constructing their cultural traditions and national identities. More so than in western Europe, national identities in East Asia are historically oriented and accumulated. The emergence of modern nationalism and...
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Stella Xu is an associate professor of history at Roanoke College in Virginia, where she teaches East Asian history. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California at Los Angles. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Korean Studies, Journal of Korean Studies, Pacific Affairs, ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the...
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