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I. THE BEGINNING OF THE HISTORY OF KOREA

 

1. Life and Culture in the Prehistoric Age

 

2. Foundation and Development of Kojoson

 

3. Other Nations

II. THE GROWTH OF THE THREE KINGDOMS AND UNIFICATION

 

 1. The Rise and Development of the Kingdoms

 

2. Unification of the Three Kingdoms By Shilla

 

3. The Societies and Culture of the Kingdoms

 

4. The Inroads into Foreign Nations by the Three Kingdoms and Cultural Exchange

III. UNIFIED SHILLA AND PARHAE

Gold Crown with pendants 5th-6th century, from Ch'onma-ch'ong tombs.

 

With the unification of the Three Kingdoms by Shilla, the Korean people, except for those of Koguryo still living in Manchuria, were able to form a single nation under one government and one system.
In Manchuria, the Kingdom of Parhae was founded with the people of Koguryo at its center, but after the destruction of Parhae which lasted for over 220 years, Manchuria drifted away from Korea's national activities.
Unified Shilla amalgamated the cultures of the Three Kingdoms and was influenced by the Tang culture to develop an advanced national culture. Buddhism flowered and was propagated among the populace. The arts of creating temples, Buddhist images, stone pagodas, stone lanterns, and Buddhist bells were developed. Many monks and Hwarangs composed Hyangga and aristocrats wrote literature in Chinese.

  

 

1. Development and Decline of Unified Shilla

 

2. Founding of Parhae and Its Domination over Manchuria

 

3. Prosperity of the Shilla Culture

 

4. Advances in Sea Trade Overseas

IV. LIFE IN KORYO

 

1. National Reunification and Safeguarding Independence

 

2. Development within the Koryo Culture

 

3. International Activities of the Koryo People

V. LIFE IN EARLY-CHOSON

 

1. Political Development and Society

 

2. Scholastic Activities, Science, Technology and Culture

 

3. International Relations and Cultural Exchanges

VI. LIFE IN LATE-CHOSON

 

1. Social Change in the Latter Choson Period

 

2. New Trends in Cultural Activities

 

3. International Exchanges and New Trends in Religion

VII. THE GROWTH AND TRIBULATIONS OF MODERN KOREA

 

1. Modern Reform Movements

 

2. Economic Aggression by World Powers and the Movement to Protect

 

3. Growth of Modern Culture and Social Change

VIII. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LIBERATION MOVEMENT

 

1. Colonial Domination by Japanese Imperialism and the National Ordeal

 

2. Movement to Protect National Rights and the Independence Struggle

 

3. Safeguarding and Preserving the National Culture

IX. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND MODERN CULTURE

 

1. Birth and Growth of the Republic of Korea

 

2. Economic Growth and Inroads Overseas

 

3. A Flourishing Modern Culture

 

Korea is a proud country with a unique culture and tradition that are over 5,000 years old. Yet results of various surveys indicate that many people around the world do not have a correct understanding of the country's history, and information in this area has been relatively scarce. The purpose of this source is to address the inaccuracies or distortions foreigners may have in their knowledge of the history of Korea.

History of Korea is co-published by Radio Korea International of KBS and the National Institute for International Education Development under the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development of Korea.

VANK has the permission on the use of History of Korea from the two organizations mentioned above.

Radio Korea International of KBS  http://rki.kbs.co.kr



History of Korea covers the history of Korea from its beginning to the year 1995.
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