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Japan North Korea South Korea

A Concise History of Korea and Japan



Contents

(and malcontents)



Chapter 1: The Formation of Korean and Japanese Civilizations (Korea Before 668, Japan Before 710)
Chapter 2: Medieval Korea and Japan (Korea from 668 to 1637, Japan from 710 to 1603)
Chapter 3: Closed and Open Societies (Korea from 1637 to 1910, Japan from 1603 to 1912)
Chapter 4: The War-Ravaged Years (Korea from 1910 to 1953, Japan from 1912 to 1945)
Chapter 5: Northeast Asia Today (Korea since 1953, Japan since 1945)


 

Chapter 1: The Formation of Korean and Japanese Civilizations

Korea Before 668, Japan Before 710

Introduction to Korea
Dangun
Later Gojoseon and Jin
Japan: How It All Began
Korea: The Samhan (Proto-Three Kingdoms) Period
Japan: The Yayoi Culture
Japan: The Kofun Period
Korea: The Three Kingdoms
Japan: The Asuka Period



 

Chapter 2: Medieval Korea and Japan

Korea from 668 to 1637, Japan from 710 to 1603

Balhae
Japan: The Nara Period
Silla & Sinicization
Ultracivilization: The Heian Era
Goryeo: Civilization For the Few
Japan: The Kamakura Shogunate
Korea: The Joseon Dynasty
Japan: The Ashikaga Shogunate
European Contact
The Reunification of Japan



 

Chapter 3: Closed and Opened Societies

Korea from 1637 to 1910, Japan from 1603 to 1912

Japan: The Tokugawa Shogunate
Korea: The Hermit Kingdom
Perry Opens Japan
The Meiji Restoration
The First Sino-Japanese War
The Russo-Japanese War
The End of the Korean Empire



 

Chapter 4: The War-Ravaged Years

Korea from 1910 to 1953, Japan from 1912 to 1945

Korea: Pax Japonica
Japan: The Militants Take Over
World War II
       China
       Siberia or the Pacific?
       The Rise and Fall of Tojo
       Iwo Jima and Okinawa
       The Grim Endgame
The Creation of North and South Korea
The Korean War



 

Chapter 5: Northeast Asia Today

Korea since 1953, Japan since 1945

Japan, Incorporated
South Korea: Growing Pains
Japan's Lost Decades
South Korea: The Sixth Time is the Charm
The Bizarre Land of North Korea


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