Daehan Min-kuk (Republic of Korea)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Korea was united in a single kingdom under the Sil la dynasty from 668. China relinquished its tributary rights over Korea in 1895. Korea had already concluded trade agreements with the USA (1882), the UK and Germany (1883). After the Russo-Japanese war of 1904–5 Korea was virtually a Japanese protectorate until it was formally annexed by Japan on 29 Aug. 1910 thus ending the rule of the Choson kingdom, which had begun in 1392.


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Further Reading

  1. National Bureau of Statistics. Korea Statistical Yearbook Google Scholar
  2. Bank of Korea. Economic Statistics Yearbook Google Scholar
  3. Das, D. K., Korean Economic Dynamism. London, 1991Google Scholar
  4. Eckert, C. J. et al., Korea Old and New: a History. Harvard Univ. Press, 1991Google Scholar
  5. Gibney, F., Korea’s Quiet Revolution: from Garrison State to Democracy. New York, 1992Google Scholar
  6. Hastings, M., The Korean War. London, 1987Google Scholar
  7. Song, P.N., The Rise of the Korean Economy. 2nd ed. OUP, 1994Google Scholar
  8. National statistical office: National Bureau of Statistics, Economic Planning Board, SeoulGoogle Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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