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    Korean History

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    Korea has a long history that dates back thousands of years, much of it has been dominated by foreign powers. China and Japan had a huge role in shaping the current Korean history, which has been met with much controversy. The constant clash of historical narratives continue to cause conflict today. With all the different interpretations, it is hard to tell which history is correct. This paper will discuss the three different interpretations of Korean history from Japan, China, and South Korea. The timeline will begin at the Gojoseon period to the end of the Second World War (WWII), when discussing the Chinese and Korean histories. The interpretation of Japan will be the current country’s perspective and the perspective of B.R. Myers, author…

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    changed throughout history. Korea as a nation began to develop its own system of writing in 1443, with political opposition. An official under King Sejong the leader of Korea at this time expressed great fear of this development. The official Ch’oe Malli believed that the creation of their own writing system would divide the country, cause social disorder and equate them to the same level as other nations known as barbarians. His argument lied in that barbarians could only be transformed by…

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    Comfort Women Essay

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    In my early and middle childhood, I spent my time in the beautiful place called, Seoul. In its environment, I have normally studied the history of the Korean Peninsula as part of my life, as a Korean. During learning a knowledge of the history of the Korean Peninsula, I found out that there is a one disastrous history of Korea. The disastrous history is about “military comfort women” during World War Two when Korea was under Japanese rule. In fact, a ‘comfort woman’ is an inappropriate word…

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    Responses To Imperialism

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    Countries throughout the centuries have changed the way they form and grow. The countries, China, Japan, and India grew and formed through Imperialism and Decolonization. As time moved forward the countries gained there own way through the changes. From centuries through history there are many times that show Imperialism and the changes that would grow and build each country. The topic of this paper is; compare and contrast the responses of Japan, China, and India to Western Imperialism.…

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    The Russo-Japanese War

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    declaration. With close to 150,000 men, Japan decimated the Russian army of 50,000 men.” Surprising invasion by Japan was succeed and did many amount of damage on Russia. As soon as the Japanese’s first invade finished, affair at the initial hours of the war, Japanese troops once again boarded on “10 destroyer ships to Port Arthur, and there were 2 Russian destroyers patrolling this port. Giving the Russians no time to act, Japanese destroyers sunk the two patrols.” The goddess of victorious…

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    “Benefit all mankind” is South Korea motto. It means which is a selfless motto for a people who had suffered from being under a communism no less than 60 years ago. Once the cease fire cleared somewhat between North and South Korea they began to rise from their situation with nothing and became the proud country that it is today. With its fast growing economy and large technology industries throughout Asia it’s one of the few Asian countries predominate countries that is developed and stable. It…

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    very difficult to get a complete cultural experience in a different country than the one you are trying to experience. At the end my very last thought before leaving was "This isn 't what Korea is really like" that is all I could grasp honestly. There was about three or four main experiences that stood out to me the most. I picked Korean culture because I didn’t see anything else I could honestly get involved in. In downtown Los Angeles there are little areas that pertain to a certain culture.…

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    Buddhism Research Paper

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    Buddhism was first spread to Korea in 372, a period which there had three kingdoms on the Korean peninsula, they were Goguryeo (37 BC-AD 668), Baekje (18 BC-AD 660) and Silla (57 BC-935 AD). There were many reasons for the approval of the three kingdoms, but the acceptance and respect of Buddhism not only represents a religious event or advent philosophy, but also it was a decision which had huge cultural, political and social ramifications for the three kingdoms. For example, the sutras and…

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    Battle Of Tsushima War

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    Throughout history, many pivotal events have changed the world into what it is today. Specifically looking into historical battles, one may consider how things might be different with an alternate outcome. Let us look at the Battle of Tsushima and examine how a different outcome could have changed things for Russia as well as Japan. If Russia actually took the Russo-Japanese War, Japan would not have started their rise as a powerhouse . The European nation would have continued its rein for a…

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    Japanese Comfort Women

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    The history of Japan’s procurement and extortion of comfort women during World War II has only been brought to light in the early 1990’s when nineteen of the remaining comfort women survivors broke decades of silence and shared their personal experiences of Japan’s army-run comfort stations. From the development of the stations, the actual procurement of women and the sexism and dehumanization present in the comfort camps, the Japanese government fully supported and approved a war crime “to…

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