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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The publication of this general introduction to the art and archaeology of Korea coincides with the new permanent Korea gallery at the British Museum, promoting a wider interest in the country and its history. Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this book is readable and well illustrated. It and covers a vast time period from the Neolithic, c. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The geographical location of the Korean peninsula, which lies at the eastern edge of Asia between China, Russia and Japan, has been crucial to its history and culture.


Divided into several states or kingdoms from early times suffering invasion and occupation from China, Manchuria, Mongolia and Japan, Korea nevertheless remained a unified country from the 7th to the 20th century. Buddhism, introduced to Korea from China during the Three Kingdoms period, was to become the dominant religion throughout the succeeding dynasties, reaching its height of wealth and influence in the Koryo (1392-1910), but both traditions continued to be represented, making the art and archaeology of Korea particularly rich and diverse.

About the Author: Jane Portal is an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Antiquities in the British Museum, where she is responsible for the Korean collections and Chinese decorative arts. She has written on aspects of the arts in Korea and in China.

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