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By Stella Xu

ISBN-10: 1498521444

ISBN-13: 9781498521444

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ISBN-13: 9781498521468

This booklet examines the contested re-readings of “Korea” in early chinese language ancient documents and their effect at the formation of Korean-ness in later sessions. The earliest written documents on “Koreans” are present in chinese language records produced in the course of the Han dynasty, from the 3rd century BCE to the 3rd century CE. in view that then, those early chinese language documents were used as fundamental assets for writing early Korean historical past in Korea, China, and Japan. This examine analyzes a number of the reinterpretations and utilizations of those early documents that grew to become extra different by means of the overdue 19th century, while the reconstruction of old heritage turned a very important a part of the formation of Korean nationwide recognition. Korea’s sleek historiography was once complex by means of a thirty-five yr colonial event (1910–1945) lower than Japan. in this interval, eastern colonial students tried to depict Korean background as stagnant, heteronymous, and replete with factional strife, whereas Korean nationalist historians strove to build an indigenous Korean kingdom which will mobilize Koreans’ nationwide cognizance and get better political sovereignty. whereas excited by Korea and Northeast Asia, the hyperlinks among historiography and political ideology investigated during this learn are pertinent to historians in general.

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