1st Edition

Korea A Historical and Cultural Dictionary

By Keith Pratt, Richard Rutt Copyright 1999
    592 Pages
    by Routledge

    568 Pages
    by Routledge

    Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Korean civilisation from early times to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary is intended for students, teachers and researchers, and will also be of interest to the general reader. Entries provide factual information and contain suggestions for further reading. A name index and comprehensive cross-reference system make this an easy to use, multi-purpose guide for the student of Korea in the broadest sense.

    Preface; The McCune-Reischauer romanisation system; Maps; The ancient kingdoms of Korea; The provincial boundaries of modern Korea; The beacon system in Choson Korea; The provinces of modern North Korea; Chronological chart: the dynastic periods of East Asian history; DICTIONARY; General Bibliography; Index of personal names; Index of literary and musical titles


    Richard Rutt, Keith Pratt

    'Well organized, easy to use, and filled with an impressive list of information on historical Korea and Korean culture.' - Dennis Hart, Kent State University

    'This dictionary will become a valuable desk reference for researchers and general readers interested in Korea as well as East Asia generally ... a meticulously crafted and compact desktop reference work that will become a valuable addition to our reference collections.' - The Journal of Asian Studies