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The Resource Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography, Michael Finch, (electronic resource)

Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography, Michael Finch, (electronic resource)

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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
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DLC
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1957-
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Finch, Michael
Dewey number
  • 951.9/02/092
  • B
LC call number
DS915.5.M5
LC item number
F56 2002
Series statement
Hawaiʻi studies on Korea
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  • Min, Yŏng-hwan
  • Statesmen
  • Korea
Summary expansion
"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
Label
Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography, Michael Finch, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000203122
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780824825201
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002018786
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000203122
Label
Min Yŏng-hwan : a political biography, Michael Finch, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000203122
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780824825201
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002018786
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000203122

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