Korean History Products

  • Modern Korea and Its Others

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • The East Asian War, 1592-1598

    International Relations, Violence and Memory

    Edited by James B. Lewis

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-09
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Pacific War

    Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

    Edited by Christina Twomey, Ernest Koh

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Korean War at Sixty

    New Approaches to the Study of the Korean War

    Edited by Steven Casey

    Korea used to be the ‘forgotten war.’ Now, however, experts widely view it as a pivotal moment in the history of the Cold War, while its legacy still scars contemporary East Asian politics. The sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War is a fitting time both to assess the current state of…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge

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