Han Kook
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Korea was united in a single kingdom under the Silla dynasty from 668. China, which claimed a vague suzerainty over Korea, recognized Korea’s independence in 1895. Korea concluded trade agreements with the USA, Great Britain, Germany (1883), Italy and Russia (1884). After the Russo-Japanese war of 1904–5 Korea was virtually a Japanese protectorate until it was formally annexed by Japan on 22 Aug. 1910, thus ending the rule of the Yi dynasty which had begun in 1392.


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Books of Reference

  1. Facts About Korea. Pyongyang, 1961Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1968

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