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A History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present

A History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present 210 The Journal ol Korean Studies 2. Charle s Holcomb e , The Genesis of East Asi a (Honolulu: Univers ity of Hawai'i Press , 2001 ). ED WARD J. SH ULTZ UNIVERSITY OF HA WAI'I-MA NOA * * A Hi story of Korea: From Ant iquity to the Present by Michael J. Seth. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 20 11. 573 pp. Maps. Glossary. Annotated bibliography. Index. $95.00 (cloth). $49.95 (paper). $48.99 (e-book). The vast majo rity of the books reviewed in this journal are presentations of original scholarly research. A Hi story of Korea: From Ant i qui ty to the Present is an entirely dif ferent sort of book. It is a textbook, synthesizing the research of others rather than presenting original research. It therefore has to be reviewed di ff erently. Instead of summarizing the author's argument and evaluating that argument for logic, consistency, and fidelity to the data used and data avail­ able, a reviewer should ju dge how useful this book will be in an undergradu­ ate classroom, and whether or not it is a reliable and comprehensive guide to Korean history. First, the good news. This is the most comprehensive Korean history http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Korean Studies Duke University Press

A History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present

Journal of Korean Studies , Volume 17 (1) – Mar 12, 2012

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Copyright © 2012 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
ISSN
0731-1613
eISSN
2158-1665
DOI
10.1353/jks.2012.0010
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210 The Journal ol Korean Studies 2. Charle s Holcomb e , The Genesis of East Asi a (Honolulu: Univers ity of Hawai'i Press , 2001 ). ED WARD J. SH ULTZ UNIVERSITY OF HA WAI'I-MA NOA * * A Hi story of Korea: From Ant iquity to the Present by Michael J. Seth. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 20 11. 573 pp. Maps. Glossary. Annotated bibliography. Index. $95.00 (cloth). $49.95 (paper). $48.99 (e-book). The vast majo rity of the books reviewed in this journal are presentations of original scholarly research. A Hi story of Korea: From Ant i qui ty to the Present is an entirely dif ferent sort of book. It is a textbook, synthesizing the research of others rather than presenting original research. It therefore has to be reviewed di ff erently. Instead of summarizing the author's argument and evaluating that argument for logic, consistency, and fidelity to the data used and data avail­ able, a reviewer should ju dge how useful this book will be in an undergradu­ ate classroom, and whether or not it is a reliable and comprehensive guide to Korean history. First, the good news. This is the most comprehensive Korean history

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Journal of Korean StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Mar 12, 2012

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