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Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography, Michael Finch

Label
Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography
Title
Min Yŏng-hwan
Title remainder
a political biography
Statement of responsibility
Michael Finch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The closing years of the Choson dynasty have received considerable attention from historians of Korea. Nevertheless, surprisingly few biographical studies have been written on the major Korean political figures of that time. The diplomat and scholar-official Min Yong-hwan (1861-1905), described by one contemporary Western observer as "undoubtably the first Korean after the emperor," is best remembered in Korean historiography for his pioneering diplomacy at the courts of Tsar Nicholas II and Queen Victoria in the late 1890s. Furthermore, as the highest ranking official to commit suicide in protest against the 1905 Japan-Korea protectorate treaty, he is considered to be the foremost patriot of Korea's Taehan era (1897-1910). This pioneering study of Min Yong-hwan is long overdue and provides us with a new perspective on a period of Korean history that still casts its shadow over the region today." "Unlike many of his contemporaries, Min Yong-hwan left behind a substantial collection of written works, including political essays and travel diaries. Based on these important documents and other primary source materials from Korea and the West, Michael Finch's study traces Min's life and political development from 1861 to 1905. During this turbulent period of Korea's history, Min moved away from the relatively conservative views of the ruling elite toward a more reformist position that looked to Britain and the United States as role models for Korean modernization. As a close relative of King Kojong and Queen Myongsong, Min played an important role in bridging the gap between the throne and Korean reformers and members of the foreign diplomatic and missionary communities."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finch, Michael
Dewey number
  • 951.9/02/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS915.5.M5
LC item number
F56 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hawaiʻi studies on Korea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Min, Yŏng-hwan
  • Statesmen
  • Korea
  • Korea
  • Min, Yŏng-hwan
  • Min, Yŏng-hwan
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • Korea
  • Biografie
  • Diplomatische Beziehungen
  • Korea
Label
Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography, Michael Finch
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Embassy to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
  • 5. The Final Phase
  • Appendix 1. Min's Family Tree
  • Appendix 2. English-Language Works on the Late Chosôn Era
  • Appendix 3. Diplomatic Correspondence and Dispatches
  • Appendix 4. Min's Telegrams to King Kojong on His Departure from Europe in 1897
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Note on the Romanization Systems Used in This Work
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 .Early life and Political Career
  • 2. Proposals for Reform
  • 3 .Mission to Russia
Control code
649951465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585481890
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.21313/9780824863616
  • 9780824825201
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt668fsh
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649951465
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography, Michael Finch
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Embassy to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
  • 5. The Final Phase
  • Appendix 1. Min's Family Tree
  • Appendix 2. English-Language Works on the Late Chosôn Era
  • Appendix 3. Diplomatic Correspondence and Dispatches
  • Appendix 4. Min's Telegrams to King Kojong on His Departure from Europe in 1897
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Note on the Romanization Systems Used in This Work
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 .Early life and Political Career
  • 2. Proposals for Reform
  • 3 .Mission to Russia
Control code
649951465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585481890
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.21313/9780824863616
  • 9780824825201
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt668fsh
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649951465
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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