Books on Korean History and Politics

Below are listed some of our favourite books which have been written about Seoul and South Korean history. Don't forget that you can read the book Living in Seoul, Korea for free here on this site.

A Concise History of Korea:

A Concise History of Korea: From the Neolithic Period through the Nineteenth Century - By Michael J.Seth. This book on Korean history gives concise and comprehensive information on Korean history, ranging History of South Korea bookfrom the origins to the XIX century. This Korean history book includes information on different aspects of history, such as culture, traditions, politics and everyday life. Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-0742540057.

Korea’s Place in the Sun:

Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History - By Bruce Cumings. This is a book on modern Korean history and the relationship between North and South Korea. A good book if you are interested in finding out more about Korean history. Publisher: W. W. Norton; Updated edition. ISBN-13: 978-0393327021.

Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea

Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea - By Keith Pratt. Everlasting Flower is a book about the history of North and South Korea, in which the author reveals the origin of many Korean traditions connecting them with historical events. Publisher: Reaktion Books. ISBN-13: 978-1861892737.

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea - By JaHyun Kim Haboush. The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is an autobiography written by an XVIII century’s Korean noblewoman, who presents events that take place in the court from 1795 until 1805. Publisher: University of California Press. ISBN-13: 978-0520200555.

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