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The Lower Paleolithic era in the Korean Peninsula and Manchuria began roughly half a million years ago. According to the mythic account recounted in the Samguk yusa s , the Gojoseon Old Joseon kingdom was founded in northern Korea and southern Manchuria in BC. Its existence and role has been controversial in the modern era, and seen as likely mythology. This resulted in the fall of Gojoseon and led to succeeding warring states, the Proto—Three Kingdoms period that spanned the later Iron Age. In , Go of Balhae established the Kingdom of Balhae c.
South Korea , country in East Asia. It occupies the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. Geologically, South Korea consists in large part of Precambrian rocks i. The country is largely mountainous, with small valleys and narrow coastal plains. From them several mountain ranges branch off with a northeast-southwest orientation. The most important of these are the Sobaek Mountains , which undulate in a long S-shape across the peninsula.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. This presentation of the general history of Korea not only provides a detailed treatment of the post period, but describes the traditional historical-cultural milieu from which modern Korea has developed. The 20th century has witnessed a multiplicity of both domestic and external factors that have resulted either in tendentious history or in emphasis badly skewed toward such dramatic events as the Korean War or South Korea's economic successes. Its coverage of traditional Korea emphasizes cultural developments not merely as isolated expressions of the creative spirit of the people but as integrally related to Korea's political, social and economic history. The book's preponderant concern is with the tumultuous modern era, and six academic specialists provide a wide-angle view of each distinct period. The authors elucidate the past while providing new understanding of the vast changes that have taken place in this ancient nation.
Seoul, Korea: Published for the Korea Institute, Harvard University by Ilchokak ; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press [distributor]. 5. Korea old and new.
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This paper examines Korean views on the subject of male homosexuality. Using historical and contemporary sources, it seeks to explain elements of new cultural openness towards homosexuality in modern Korea. Korean people's understanding and knowledge of male homosexuality is ambiguous and limited. In the absence of knowledge and open communication, most Korean people imagine that male homosexuality is an abnormal and impure modern phenomenon.
By Carter J. Seoul: Ilchogak, This survey of Korean history, including its social, cultural, political, and religious dimensions, covers the entire past, from antiquity to the present. It is a needed and welcome addition to the slowly growing scholarship on Korean studies in the United States, but it requires some changes and additions to become a must-read survey on Korea.
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China, as the largest and most technologically and culturally advanced society in East Asia, exerted the most important outside influence on Korea until modern times. In the twentieth century, Korea became the focus of rival interests among neighboring China, Japan, and Russia as well as the more distant United States. But for well over a thousand years, until colonization by Japan in the early twentieth century, successive kingdoms on the Korean peninsula were able to maintain a society with political independence and cultural distinctiveness from the surrounding nations. Settled, literate societies on the Korean peninsula appear in Chinese records as early as the fourth century BCE. Gradually, competing groups and kingdoms on the peninsula merged into a common national identity.