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Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume 2: From the Seventeenth Century to the Modern Period

This volume completes the two-volume Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, the first volume of which appeared in 1993. The books complement the Sources series on Japanese, Chinese, and Indian traditions from the same publisher. The latter books have been in wide use by scholars and students for four decades; it is remarkable that it has taken so long for a similar work on Korea to be published. Its appearance, however, is an indication of the steady growth of interest in Korea that is reflected in ...

Film Review Essay, Resources

In the Name of the Emperor

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY NANCY TONG DISTRIBUTED BY FILM NEWS NOW FOUNDATION 230 EAST 15TH STREET, SUITE 10N NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003 52 MINUTES COLOR. BLACK AND WHITE In December 1937, Japanese soldiers began their occupation of Nanjing with a brutal rampage of murder and rape, known now as the “Nanjing Massacre,” or the “Rape of Nanjing.” Nancy Tong’s film is not so much an assessment of that event and its aftermath as it is an eyewitness recounting of the horrors. The story i...