A Concise History of Korea: From the Neolithic Period through the Nineteenth Century

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Michael Seth's A Concise History of Korea fills a growing demand for a premodern Korean history focused on the needs of the American undergraduate student. It is equally suitable as the framework for a Korean history course or as the centerpiece of the Korean portion of a larger course on East Asia before the twentieth century. Seth's book presents not only a factual narrative but, just as importantly, central questions about Korean history. Gracefully, and without overburdening the reader, it draws attention throughout to crucial larger themes-such as the status of women, the Confucianization of society and culture, and the institution of slavery-as well as to issues revolving around the interpretations of colonial and nationalist historiographies. Moreover, its treatment of political, social, and cultural developments in Korea is set, when appropriate, in a broader contextual understanding of regional forces and the actions of neighboring states. It is informed throughout by an appreciation of the complexities of ethnicity. Finally, the inclusion of primary documents at the end of each chapter, and notes that direct the reader to central English-language sources in the field, adds to the text's already considerable value. -- Robert Oppenheim, University of Texas at Austin [This book is] sufficiently long and detailed to provide adequate coverage for college-level courses and general readers who want to know more about Korean history, but also short enough to be accessible to even the busiest of readers. Highly recommended. CHOICE ... exceptional and in many ways tops nearly every chronological narrative I have read on Korean history and culture. His book provides an appreciation of the remarkable durability and stability of pre-modern Korea, a foundation for understanding modernKorea, and, more than any other source, an understanding of Korea's distinctive culture... Seth's knowledge of and passion for Korea, broader perspectives acquired from being a scholar of East Asian history, and a considerable gift for writing make the book a great read. The author is able to draw comparisons between developments in Korea and those in neighboring regions, especially China and Japan. Remarkable in his ability to clearly explain details of Korean history without overburdening the reader, Seth also elucidates the web that connests these facts with the present .. -- Mary Connor Resources A product of diligent effort by a scholar... A balanced narrative of Korean history that is informed by relevant English-language studies. Korean Studies ... written in a crisp, lively manner that is both highly professional and scholarly yet clear and interesting. He handles critical historiographical issues in a clear, understandable manner and skillfully discusses the structure of Korean society. Especially effective is his discussion of the role of the yangban (literary and martial classes of Confucian scholars who were part of the ruling elite prior to 1910). Seth's discussion of the Japanese invasions of Korea under Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536/37-98) between 1592 and 1598 clarified many misconceptions I held concerning those tragic events. Finally, Seth includes a superb annotated bibliography... Seth has organized a coherent, highy analytical work that is a perfect tool for both the student and intellectual reader.. Southeast Review Of Asian Studies, Volume 29 (2007) Exceptional and in many ways tops nearly every chronological narrative I have read on Korean history and culture. His book provides an appreciation of the remarkable durability and stability of pre-modern Korea, a foundation for understanding modern Korea, and, more than any other source, an understanding of Korea's distinctive culture... Seth's knowledge of and passion for Korea, broader perspectives acquired from being a scholar of East Asian history, and a considerable gift for writing make the book a great read. The author is able to draw comparisons between developments in Korea and those in neighboring regions, especially China and Japan. Remarkable in his ability to clearly explain details of Korean history without overburdening the reader, Seth also elucidates the web that connects these facts with the present . -- Mary Connor Resources Written in a crisp, lively manner that is both highly professional and scholarly yet clear and interesting. He handles critical historiographical issues in a clear, understandable manner and skillfully discusses the structure of Korean society. Especially effective is his discussion of the role of the yangban (literary and martial classes of Confucian scholars who were part of the ruling elite prior to 1910). Seth's discussion of the Japanese invasions of Korea under Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536/37-98) between 1592 and 1598 clarified many misconceptions I held concerning those tragic events. Finally, Seth includes a superb annotated bibliography... Seth has organized a coherent, highly analytical work that is a perfect tool for both the student and intellectual reader. Southeast Review Of Asian Studies, Volume 29 (2007) Michael Seth has produced a knowledgeable and nuanced survey of the history of the Korean peninsula from the Neolithic to the nineteenth century, done with sensitivity to the larger East Asian context. His book is a sophisticated introduction to the historical background against which the great-power struggles of the last century and a half have played themselves out in Northeast Asia. -- Dennis Grafflin, Bates College

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[This book is] sufficiently long and detailed to provide adequate coverage for college-level courses and general readers who want to know more about Korean history, but also short enough to be accessible to even the busiest of readers. Highly recommended. CHOICE A product of diligent effort by a scholar... A balanced narrative of Korean history that is informed by relevant English-language studies. Korean Studies Exceptional and in many ways tops nearly every chronological narrative I have read on Korean history and culture. His book provides an appreciation of the remarkable durability and stability of pre-modern Korea, a foundation for understanding modern Korea, and, more than any other source, an understanding of Korea's distinctive culture... Seth's knowledge of and passion for Korea, broader perspectives acquired from being a scholar of East Asian history, and a considerable gift for writing make the book a great read. The author is able to draw comparisons between developments in Korea and those in neighboring regions, especially China and Japan. Remarkable in his ability to clearly explain details of Korean history without overburdening the reader, Seth also elucidates the web that connects these facts with the present . -- Mary Connor Resources Written in a crisp, lively manner that is both highly professional and scholarly yet clear and interesting. He handles critical historiographical issues in a clear, understandable manner and skillfully discusses the structure of Korean society. Especially effective is his discussion of the role of the yangban (literary and martial classes of Confucian scholars who were part of the ruling elite prior to 1910). Seth's discussion of the Japanese invasions of Korea under Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536/37-98) between 1592 and 1598 clarified many misconceptions I held concerning those tragic events. Finally, Seth includes a superb annotated bibliography... Seth has organized a coherent, highly analytical work that is a perfect tool for both the student and intellectual reader. Southeast Review of Asian Studies Michael Seth's A Concise History of Korea fills a growing demand for a premodern Korean history focused on the needs of the American undergraduate student. It is equally suitable as the framework for a Korean history course or as the centerpiece of the Korean portion of a larger course on East Asia before the twentieth century. Seth's book presents not only a factual narrative but, just as importantly, central questions about Korean history. Gracefully, and without overburdening the reader, it draws attention throughout to crucial larger themes-such as the status of women, the Confucianization of society and culture, and the institution of slavery-as well as to issues revolving around the interpretations of colonial and nationalist historiographies. Moreover, its treatment of political, social, and cultural developments in Korea is set, when appropriate, in a broader contextual understanding of regional forces and the actions of neighboring states. It is informed throughout by an appreciation of the complexities of ethnicity. Finally, the inclusion of primary documents at the end of each chapter, and notes that direct the reader to central English-language sources in the field, adds to the text's already considerable value. -- Robert Oppenheim, University of Texas at Austin Michael Seth has produced a knowledgeable and nuanced survey of the history of the Korean peninsula from the Neolithic to the nineteenth century, done with sensitivity to the larger East Asian context. His book is a sophisticated introduction to the historical background against which the great-power struggles of the last century and a half have played themselves out in Northeast Asia. -- Dennis Grafflin, Bates College

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