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A history of Korea / by Takashi Hatada ; translated and edited by Warren W. Smith, Jr., and Benjamin H. Hazard.

; Smith, Warren W., editor ; Hazard, B. H. (Benjamin H.), editor
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-Clio, 1969.
ISBN , 9780874360646, 9780874360653, 087436065X, 0874360641

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Standard Title Chōsen shi. English
Other Authors Hazard, B. H.
Smith, Warren W.,
Subjects Corée -- Histoire.
Korea -- History.
Description xiii, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1969.
Notes Includes glossaries, appendixes, and indexes.
Translation of Chōsen shi.
Summary A History of Korea is a translation of Professor Hatada Takashi's Chosenshi, undoubtedly the best known survey history of Korea ever written. For almost two decades this work, which surveys developments on the Korean peninsula from the prehistoric period to the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, has been standard reading for students of Korean history throughout the world. The translators remark that they were attracted to Hatada's work by ". . . the skill with which the author revealed the interrelationship between political history and social and economic development" (pages vi). The focus of Hatada's work on selected aspects of Korean socio-economic history, an area in which he has made major contributions through his publications, is at once strength and a weakness. Hatada's concentration upon the socio-economic position of the Korean peasantry and outcaste groups and the control of the agricultural foundations of the state by the Korean elite led him to ignore the entire cultural dimension, the book's most serious flaw, and to deempha-size other economic factors such as international trade and domestic commerce. At the same time, this socio-economic emphasis proved to be the book's greatest strength, so much so, that despite weaknesses, e.g., the sketchy and often erroneous character of the final chapter covering pOst-I945 events, which would have led to the early demise of a lesser work, the book has gone through sixteen printings since it first appeared in late I95I. A second strength of Hatada's work, regrettably but understandably omitted in the translation, was provided by the bibliographies ap-pended to each of the book's fifty-eight sections, and the selected bibliography at the end which together provided an overview of Japanese scholarship on Korean history. -- from (June 13, 2011).
Contents I. Formative period -- Stone age -- Activity of the Hsiung-nu and Chinese domination of the East -- Introduction of metal culture -- The development of the Koguryo people -- Growth of the Han tribes -- II. Emergence of the ancient states: Three kingdoms period -- The fall of Lo-lang and Tai-fang commanderies -- Koguryo -- Paekche -- Silla -- Changes in the political situation of East Asia and the invasions of Sui and T'ang -- III. The kingdom of Silla -- Unification of Silla -- Creation of the unified state -- Silla culture -- Revolts of the nobles and uprisings of the subject population -- Growth of regional political power -- IV. Kingdom of Koryo -- The reestablishment of a unified state -- Aristocratic government and buddhist temples -- Revolts of the military -- Uprisings of peasants and slaves -- Control of the government by the Ch'oe family -- The Mongol invasions and the Wako -- Expansion of private agricultural estates and the resulting confusion between the free and the unfree -- Decline of Yuan and fall of Koryo -- V. Yi dynasty -- The land reform of Yi Songgye -- The development of a bureaucratic state -- The expansion of private agricultural estates -- Party factions and persecutions of the Literati -- The Japanese (Hideyoshi) invasions -- The invasions of the Machu armies -- The deterioration of the machinery of government and the introduction of Catholicism -- The desolation of agricultural villages -- VI. The intrusion of the great powers in Korea in modern times -- Korea in isolation -- The opening of Korea -- The Emeute of 1882 and the 1884 incident -- The arrival of America and the European powers in Korea, and Japanese economic penetration -- The Tonghak Rebellion -- The Sino-Japanese War and the reforms of 1894 -- The struggle between Japan and Russia -- The Japanese annexation of Korea -- VII. Korea under Japanese rule -- Military administration -- The March First Movement and the change in administrative policy -- The Manchurian incident and the advance of Korean industrialization -- The China incident, The Pacific War, and the transformation of Korea into a military supply base -- Korean Nationalist Movements after the March First Movement -- VIII. The liberation and tribulations of the Korean people -- Korea liberated and divided -- The desire for unification -- Two Koreas -- Civil war -- Conclusion.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Korea
Network Numbers (OCoLC)228867
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hatada, Takashi, 1908-1994.
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