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A Review of Korean History Vol.3 Modern/Contemporary Era
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Author: Han Young Woo
Publisher: Kyongsaewon
Pub. Date: Jan. 2010
Pages: 317
Cover: Softcover
Dimensions (in inches): 6.69 x 9.80 x 0.75
ISBN: 9788983410931
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Part 1

Modernity and its Frustrations

Chapter 1 Opening of Korea and Reform Movements

1. The Daewongun’s Reforms and French and American Incursions

2. Gojong’s Opening and Balance of Power Policies


Chapter 2 Donghak Peasant Uprising and Gabo Reforms of 1894

1. Dongdo seogi based Reform Policy (1884-1894)

2. The Diversification of Foreign Relations and the Advent of Protectionist Economic Policies       

3. The Religious Resistance of the Donghak: 1892-1893

4. Donghak Peasant Uprising of 1894       

5. The Gabo Reforms of 1894: July 1894-February 1896       


Chapter 3 Modern Nation State: The Reforms and Breakdown of  the Daehan Empire (1897-1910)

1. Japanese Assassination of Queen Min and the Rise of Righteous Armies: 1895-1896       

2. The Establishment of the Daehan Empire and the Gwangmu Reforms: October 1897-1907       

3. The Independence Club’s Human Rights Movement: July 1896-December 1898    4. Japan’s Seizure of National Sovereignty       

5. Economic Exploitation       

Chapter 4 Anti-Japanese Wars and Patriotic Cultural Movement

1. Anti-Japanese Wars

2. Patriotic Cultural Movement during the Daehan Empire       


Chapter 5 Japanese Rule and Korean’s Independence Movement of the 1910s

1. Japanese Military Rule and Economic Exploitation       

2. Nationalist Movements of the 1910s and the March 1st Movement of 1919       


Chapter 6 Self-Strengthening and National Cooperation Movements of the 1920s

1. Cultural Policy and Japanese Economic Exploitation       

2. The Korean Provisional Government

3. Armed Struggle for Independence Outside of Korea       

4. The Self-Strengthening and Socialist Movements

5. National United Front activities in Korea and Abroad       


Chapter 7 National Front Movement of the 1930s-early 1940s

1. The Japanese Invasion of China and the Transformation of Korea into a Supply Base       

2. Japanese Policies to Eradicate the Korean National Identity

3. Efforts to Preserve the National Identity       

4. National United Front and the Intensification of the Anti-Japanese Struggle       

5. Efforts to Rebuild Communist Party and Peasants and Workers Movement       

Part 2

National Division and Prosperity in Agony

Chapter 1 Liberation and National Division (1945-1950)

1. Liberation and the Effort to Form a United Government

2. Establishment of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s  Republic of Korea (1948)       

3. Dealing with the Legacy of Japanese Colonialism

4. Social, Educational, and Cultural Conflicts

Chapter 2 The Korean War and Reconstruction (1950-1959)

1. The Korean War: 1950-1953

2. South Korean Society and Culture in the 1950s       

3. Power Struggles and Socialist Policies in North Korea during the 1950s

Chapter 3  The April 19th Revolution and Changes in South and North Korea (1960-70s)

1. The April 19th Revolution of 1960

2. The Government of the Democratic Party (August 1960-May 1961)

3. The May 16th Military Coup and Military Rule (May 1961-December 1963)       4. Park Chunghee Government: The Third Republic (December 1963-October 1972)  5. Yusin System (October 1972-October 1979)

6. Economy and Culture during the 1960s-1970s       

7. North Korea’s Transformation during the 1960s-1970s

Chapter 4 The Chun Doohwan and Roh Taewoo Governments and Changes in North Korea

1. The New Military Group’s Coup and the Gwangju Democratization Movement (1979-1980)       

2. The Chun Doohwan Government (March 1981-February 1988)       

3. The Democratization Movement and the Roh Taewoo Government(March 1988-February 1993)       

4. Changes in North Korea during the 1980s-1990s

Chapter 5 The Kim Youngsam Government (February 1993-February 1998)

Chapter 6 The Kim Daejung Government (February 1998-February 2003)

1. Economic Reforms Put in Place by the People's Government       

2. Reform of the Government Structure and Education       

3. Toleration toward North Korea Policy and the South and North Leaders Summit   4. Sports and Culture During the Kim Daejung Government        

5. Political Struggles between the Ruling and Opposition Parties, and the Appearance of Civic Organizations       

Chapter 7 The Roh Moohyun Government (February 2003-February 2008)

1. Generational Shift in Politicals Circles and Participation in Iraq War       

2. Impeachment of the President, Reform and Resistance       

3. South-North Relations during the Participatory Government       

4. Economy and Culture during the Participatory Government       

5. Politics during the Last Months of the Participatory Government and the 17thPresidential Elections       

Chapter 8 Start of the Lee Myungbak Government (February 2008-  )

Chapter 9 Recent Trends in North Korea

Dynastic Lineages       

Index Glossary       


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