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Korea Through Western Eyes

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The Coming of Modernization
Mollendorff and the Entrance of Modernization
Joseph Rosenbaum's Shattered Dreams
The First Rickshaws in Korea
The Korean Postal System
The Pearl
The Introduction of Electricity
The Failed Military Advisor
Photographs and Baby Riots
The American Gold Mining Debacle
The Seoul Electric Railway Company

Life in Korea
Housing and Servants
Doctors, D
Paperback, 435 pages
Published December 2009 by SNU Press
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This polished collection of over thirty short stories about Korea around the late 1800s and early 1900s is a treasure. In a field where academics rule and accessibility is limited to skewed ancient historical journals, Korean War veteran memoirs and horror stories from North Korea, this book is a much needed breath of fresh air about foreigners in Korea.

Neff takes a very honest approach to his book. His research skills are quite evident as he cites scores of newspaper articles, personal correspo
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