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Living Dangerously in Korea: The Western…

Living Dangerously in Korea: The Western Experience, 1900-1950 (The…

by Donald N. Clark

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'Clark thoroughly evaluates a wealth of primary sources to provide an extraordinary monograph about Westerners and their arduous experience in Korea'illuminates major historical events of modern Korea as seen through foreign eyes, and narrates Western residents? tacit assistance in the underground Korean nationalist movement. He explains the influence of colonial rule on the Korean people, Western experience in a divided Korea after WWII, and the dynamics for the Korean War's eruption. With original in-depth analysis, this book offers and unusual addition to the Western literature of Modern Korea. Highly recommended.'?Choice ?Living Dangerously in Korea gives a grand, panoramic view of the events of the Korean Peninsula in the first half of the 20th century. Clark has provided many unique insights into Korean history while retracing his family's missionary life back to the era of his grandfather. This really is an extraordinary book with great depth and a feeling for the importance of many historical events in Korea that impacted the world at large.'?Korean Quarterly ?the book's wealth of anecdotes and vignettes will enrich anyone's understanding of Korea. Clark's vast knowledge and familiarity with modern Korea and with the Western community is apparent. We are reading the distillation of a lifetime of study informed by his own upbringing as a `Korea Kid.' This book should be accessible to most undergraduate students, and should be on the reading list of anyone with an interest in modern Korean history or the story of Westerners and Asia.'?Education About Asia… (more)



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This is an excellent history of Korea, from the viewpoint of the interestingly diverse Westerners, especially missionaries, living there from 1900 to 1950. The accounts of the Korean War were eye-opening, fascinating. ( )
  MarthaHuntley | Jun 25, 2008 |
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