Michael J. Seth is professor of history, James Madison University.
The first edition of Michael Seth's A History of Korea became a
benchmark for an overview of Korean history in English. Now bigger
and better, it promises to become a standard for Korean history in
any language. -- John Lie, University of California, Berkeley
In this highly readable text, Michael Seth scores a number of important achievements. He explains the transitions in Korean history in a clear manner and proposes answers to questions that historians have long grappled with. In updating his earlier work, Seth cites the most recent research, adds a section on Korea from a global perspective, and also provides a primary source entry for each chapter, enabling students to look at original documents. This is an excellent text that includes all the essential information any undergraduate would need. -- Edward Shultz, emeritus, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Michael Seth's book provides a clear and accessible survey of Korean history, deftly covering all of the key topics that should be included in a course on the subject. I would highly recommend it to anybody looking to gain a stronger understanding of the historical development of Korea. -- Gregg A. Brazinsky, George Washington University