A well-balanced, historical survey of Korea to the present. Early chapters succinctly depict a rich Korean heritage. In resisting absorption by their powerful neighbour, China, Koreans successfully established their own state and distinctive culture, language, and traditions. The latter chapters deal with events after 1945. Illustrations and map throughout.
David Rees is an expert on Korea and has published a number of books on the Korean War and continuing conflicts in the area. He resides in England.