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Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History

From the publisher’s website:

Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century when Korea became entangled in the world of modern imperialism and the old social, economic and political order began to change; this handbook brings together cutting edge scholarship on major themes in Korean History. Contributions by experts in the field cover the Late Choson and Colonial periods, Korea’s partition and the diverging paths of North and South Korea.

Topics covered include:

  • The division of Korea
  • Religion
  • Competing imperialisms
  • Economic change
  • War and rebellions
  • Nationalism
  • Gender
  • North Korea Under Kim Jong Il
  • Global Korea

The Handbook provides a stimulating introduction to the most important themes within the subject area, and is an invaluable reference work for any student and researcher of Korean History.

1. Introduction: Understanding Modern Korean History – Michael J. Seth
Part I: Late Choson
2. Korea by 1860 – James B. Lewis
3. Competing Imperialisms in Korea – Kirk Larsen
4. The Nation, the People, and the Possibilities of the Post-National: Historiographies of Late Nineteenth-Century Korean Reform Movements – Joshua Van Lieu
5. Religion 1876-1910 – Albert L. Park
6. The transformation of the Chosŏn economy in the Open Port Period, 1876-1910 – Owen Miller
7. The 1894 Tonghak Rebellion – Carl Young
Part II: The Colonial Period 
8. The Politics of Assimilation: Koreans into Japanese – Mark Caprio
9. Colonial Modernity – E. Taylor Atkins
10. Women, Gender and Social Change in Colonial Korea – Sonja Kim
11. Nationalist Movements Before 1945 – Franklin Rausch
Part III: Division and War  
12. The Division of Korea and the Rise of Two Koreas, 1945-1948 – Jongsoo Lee
13.  The Korean War and Its Politics – Grace J. Chae
Part IV: North Korea
14. North Korean State-Making: Process and Characteristics – Shin Jongdae
15. North Korea’s Chuch’e Philosophy – James Person
16. A Dynastic Polity in Economic Stagnation and Decline – Andrei Lankov
17. The North Korean Famine – Marcus Noland
18. North Korea Under Kim Jong Il – Adrian Buzo
19. Marriage, Family, and Sexuality in North Korea – Suzy Kim
Part V: South Korea
20. Trade Union Movements in South Korea since 1945 – Jooyeon Jeong
21. Economic Miracle: From Post-War Reconstruction to Post-Crisis Affluence – Ingyu Oh and Hannah Jun
22. Democratization in South Korea – Gregg Andrew Brazinsky
23. Women, Gender & Social Change in South Korea Since 1945 – Laura C. Nelson and Cho Haejoang
24. The Postdevelopmental State: Economic and Social Changes Since 1997 – Jamie Doucette
25. Global Korea – John Lie
26. Inter-Korean Relations, 1945-2013 – Avram Agov

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