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그림으로 보는 한국사: 선사 시대부터 백제까지
3.00
난 드디어 한글로 책을 다 읽었다! 역사를 많이 좋아하니까 한국사에 관한 책을 읽려고 선택했다.

책을 읽으며 새로운 문법을 조금 배웠다. 그러나 사전에서 새로운 어휘를 많이 찾았다. 매일 한국사에 대해서 얘기하지 않으니까 역사에 대한 단어를 많이 몰랐다.

최종순 씨는 한국
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May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013
 
Portuguese-Korean Historical Studies 2001
3.00
This was an interesting little book of a collection of articles written by Korean and Portuguese scholars about the first contacts between these two n ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
 
Seoul: Then and Now
3.00
This was an interesting book with plenty of pictures showing Seoul in 1984 and at the turn of the 20th Century. It was extremely fascinating to see ho ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
 
Transforming Korean Politics: Democracy, Reform, and Culture
3.50
This book is a mixture of modern history and political science and isn't a breeze to get through. The author, Young Whan Kihl, covers transition from ...more
Nov 10, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
 
A Field Guide to History Gyeongju
2.00
After reading this book, I feel better prepared for my trip to Gyeongju (경주시) with my parents in a couple of weeks. I now have a better idea of the di ...more
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
Living Dangerously in Korea: The Western Experience, 1900-1950
3.67
Suggestion for an alternative title: Living Dangerously in Korea as a Missionary (and a few other stories not directly related to Christianity).

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Jan 22, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
An Encyclopedia of Korean Buddhism
4.00
I've actually met one of the authors, David A. Mason, through the Royal Asiatic Society here in Korea. During a trip to the National Museum of Korea ( ...more
May 11, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History
3.72
I have extremely mixed views about this book and it took me a long time to collect my thoughts to express my feelings. There's no doubt that Bruce Cum ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
 
Teaching English To Koreans
2.33
One thing that this book briefly addresses throughout the many academics articles within is the South Korean government's goals and expectations of En ...more
Apr 04, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Admiral Yi Sun-sin: A brief overview of his life and achievements
3.00
Since I knew less about Admiral Yi than the Great King Sejong coming into this book, I feel that the book was more rewarding to than the book about th ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
King Sejong the Great: The Everlasting Light of Korea (Korean Spirit and Culture Series, II)
3.62
Seeing the length of the book and the size of the actual text, I didn't go into this book with great expectations.

There was quite a bit that I did lea
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Feb 04, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
Korean Business Etiquette: The Cultural Values and Attitudes that Make Up the Korean Business Personality
3.75
Even after being in a Korea for over six years now, I was able to learn quite a few things about Korean culture through this book. A lot of times peop ...more
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
 
Korean Shamanism: Revivals, Survivals, and Change
3.00
There was a lot of information that I learned in this book about mu-sok (무속), which scholars would say is most aptly but not perfectly described as Ko ...more
Jun 06, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
Crisis in North Korea: The Failure of De-Stalinization, 1956
3.80
Andrei Lankov writes an academic book about an attempt to remove Kim Il-sung from power in 1956 that is quite approachable to the average reader. Whil ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
Missionary photography in Korea: Encountering the West through Christianity
4.50
The first half of the book consisted of essays and interviews about the early Christian missionaries in Korea. While I have read another book about th ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
The Korean Economy: Reflections at the New Millennium (Anthology of Korean Studies, #1)
2.50
This book was a bit difficult to get through since it contains lots of dry academic articles about the Korean economy from the end of the Korean War i ...more
Feb 13, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Historical Origins of Korean Politics
4.00
Right off the bat, this is the kind of book that you would read for a college course. It was long, dry and jam packed full of details. Reading this bo ...more
Jun 03, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Kimchi and IT (Information Technology): Tradition and Transformation in Korea
3.50
I picked up this book to learn more about Korea in general. After reading it, I do feel that I've dug a little bit deep into the culture of Korea and ...more
May 14, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
Women's Experiences and Feminist Practices in South Korea
3.00
I picked up this book a couple of years ago at a Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch event awhile back and have finally gotten around to reading it.

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Feb 28, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Seoul: Past and Present - A Guide to Yi Taejo's Capital
3.00
I'm not really sure how many copies of this book still exist, but I was able to borrow this book from my girlfriend's aunt. As an ex-pat living in the ...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
 
A Review of Korean History Vol. 2 Joseon Era
3.33
This books picks up from the end of A Review of Korean History Vol. 1 and covers the Joseon Dynasty (조선 시대). Since this time period was the last kingd ...more
Dec 25, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
 
A Korean History for International Readers: What Do Koreans Talk About Their Own History and Culture?
4.00
After living in Korea for over three years, I was able to gather bits and pieces of information about the history of Korea. I had a general idea, but ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
Virtuous Women: Three Classic Korean Novels
4.00
This book was the first time that I have read Korean literature despite living here for over six years. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve quite a lot ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
 
Generals and Scholars: Military Rule in Medieval Korea
4.00
Most of the books that I've read about Korean history deal with large periods of time. While having a general overview of different time periods is gr ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
Eerie Tales from Old Korea
4.00
This was a fascinating little book with lots of short stories from Medieval Korean society that the common person would tell. The language used was ti ...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Jeju Island: Reaching to the Core of Beauty
4.00
This is a short little book about a part of Korea that I have never been to before and definitely makes me want to visit the island. I got this as a f ...more
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
 
Korea's Historic Clans - Family Traditions of the Jongga
4.00
This book was a short quick read that was quite informative. Even though I've been in Korea for almost seven years, I was able to learn more about the ...more
Apr 20, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
 
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
3.99
I burned through this book and was finished before I knew it. It was a bit of a page turning learning about the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, a man who was ...more
May 20, 2013
May 18, 2013
 
Korean Patterns
3.86
Even after living in Korea for over four years, I was still able to learn a lot about the mindset of the Korean population from this book. Since it wa ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
The Korea Story: President Jung-hee's Leadership and the Korean Industrial Revolution
3.00
O Won-chol, the author of this book, was one of the high ranking technocrats under the reign of Park Chung-hee (박정희) in the 1960s and 70s. During his ...more
Oct 31, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
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