New Reference Book: The Koreas

By - Research & Instruction Librarian March 1st, 2011

The Koreas: Asia in Focus edited by Mary E. Conner, ABC-Clio, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 951.9 C76K

A one volume set covering historical and contemporary Korean topics.  This volume is divided into 7 chapters:

  1. Geography
  2. History
  3. Government and Politics
  4. Economy
  5. Society
  6. Culture
  7. Contemporary Issues

Each chapter is then divided into several sub-headings, including:

  • Geography – The Korean Peninsula
  • History – The Colonial Period (1910-1945)
  • Government and Politics – The Impact of Tradition on Political Development
  • Economy – Labor
  • Society – Social Classes & Ethnicity
  • Culture – Etiquette
  • Contemporary Issues – The Koreas in the Information Age


Helpful for
: Korea Week, Asian Studies, Global Studies, Humanities

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