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First posted on November 21st 2006, last revised on January 21st 2014

KMLA Papers . References : Online Secondary Sources . Online Primary Sources . Bibliographic and Print Sources

until 1945 : Korea

For the Years prior to 1945, see History of Korea

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Students' Papers : Sim, Chi Kyu : A Comparison of the Economic Development of the Republic of Korea and the Philippines since Independence (2008)
Students' Papers : Kim Gi Yoon, Korean Miners in West Germany, 1963-1978 (2006)
Students' Papers : Suh, Jung-Kyu, An Analysis of U.S. Diplomacy in the Era of President Nixon's Detente : A Case Study of Chile and South Korea (2006)
Students' Papers : Kim, Hyun Ho, History of Economic Exchange between Saudi Arabia and Korea (2006)
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Narrative . References : ONLINE SECONDARY SOURCES . Online Primary Sources . Bibliographic and Print Sources

Country Profiles . Links . Organizations . Accounts of History . Politics . Military History . Economic History . Social History . Ethnography
History of Religion . Regional History . Local History . Institutions . Culture . Biography . Environmental History . Others
Country Profiles current from BBC News, from World Desk Reference, from Nations Encyclopedia, from CIA World Factbook, click Korea, South; from Index Mundi; from Wikipedia
Library of Congress, Country Studies : South Korea
Links on History from Library of Congress, Portals to the World, from BUBL; from dmoz; from Korean Studies Internet Resources at Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, UCLA; Links on Korea (chapter on K. History) from Univ. Oregon, Asian Studies; List of Korea-related topics, from Wikipedia
Virtual Library South Korea, maintained at Duke
on History from Virtual Library Labour History; from Virtual Library Economic and Business History; from Korean Studies Internet Resources; from Univ. Oregon, Asian Studies
Category History of South Korea, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionary Thesaurus of Korean Historical Terms, from NIKH
K-Developedia, Overview of Korea's development experience
Timelines from Korea in the Eyes of the Tiger, very detailed, in the context of Asian (Chinese) history
from www.timelines.ws : South Korea (for period until 1945 mislabelled, begins in 2333 B.C.); from BBC News
Chronologie Coree, from Clio, in French
Accounts of History General, Modern Article History of South Korea, from Wikipedia; from Crime and Society. A Comparative Criminology Tour of the World
General, Historical
Specific Periods
Historiography on Korean Perspective Pankaj N. Mohan, The Imagined Histories of Early Korea , NIAS newsletter 2002
Politics Political Resources on the Net : South Korea; Governments on the WWW : Korea. Republic of; For the Record 2000 : Korea, Republic of; Article Politics of South Korea, from Wikipedia
Ku Do-Wan, The Structural Change of the Korean Environmental Movement, Korean Journal of Population and Development 25, 1996, pp.155-180
Military Wars of Korea, from ACED
Category Wars of Korea, from Wikipedia
Article Military History of Korea, from Wikipedia
Orders, Decorations and Medals of South Korea, from ODM
B. Mauldin, Bill Mauldin in Korea (1952), IA
A.W. Green, The Epic of Korea (1950), IA
R.T. Oliver, Verdict in Korea (1952), IA
R.T. Oliver, Why War Came to Korea (1950), IA
C. Berger, The Korea Knot : a Military Political History (1957), IA
E.J. Kahn, The Peculiar War. Impressions of a Reporter in Korea (1951), IA
C.M. Others, War in Korea. Report of a Woman Combat Correspondent (1951), IA
A. Guttmann, Korea : Cold War and Limited War, Lexington : D.C. Heath (1967) 1972 [G]
31st US Infantry Regiment Association, History, chapters on Korea 1946-1948, 1950-1987
Economy A Global History of Currencies : Korea
Article Economy of North Korea, from Wikipedia
National Labour Law Profile : Republic of Korea, from ILO
R.O.K., from
Technological Independence - The Asian Experience, by S. Chamarik and S. Goonatilake
Articles Korea Exchange, KOSPI, from Wikipedia
The Economic History of Korea, by Cha, Myung Soo (EH Net)
Brief History of Korean Economy, from KOTEX
Articles Korean Automobile Industry, POSCO, Samsung Electronics, from Wikipedia
Search Company History, Funding Universe : Company Histories for Korea
Company History : KIA Motors Corporation., Hyundai Group, POSCO, Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., Daewoo Group, Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd., from Funding Universe
South Korean Enterprise, from Economy Point
Search Asian Development Bank (ADB) Publications for Republic of Korea
Social History Alcohol and Drugs History Society : Korea
Republic of Korea : History of the Third Sector, Republic of Korea : History of Philanthropy, from Philanthropy and the Third Sector in Asia and the Pacific
Crime and Society : A Comparative Criminology Tour of the World : South Korea
Chun/Shaw/Choi, Traditional Korean Legal Attitudes, pp.54-101, posted by Asian Law Center, #E506
Article : South Korea, from Education Encyclopedia
Kim, Chiegul, Sources of income inequality in Korea : a historical approach, thesis Kansas State 1989, IA
Ethnography Languages of South Korea, from Ethnologue
Country Report : South Korea, from U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (Reports 1997-2004)
Migration Information Source : South Korea
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : South Korea
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Korea, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in Korea, from Wikipedia
South Korea, from International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - Cemetery Project
Catholic Church in the Republic of Korea, from GCatholic
Ordo Fratrum Minorum, scroll down for Corea
Korean Buddhism, from Buddhapia
History of Regions
Local History
Institutions History, from KBS
History of Korean Air, from Wikipedia
South Korea, from Airline History
Korea, from Tram Views of Asia
Structurae : South Korea; Search Lighthouse Depot for Korea
Culture Article South Korea at the Olympics, Category Sport in South Korea, from Wikipedia
Biographies List of People of Korean Descent, from Wikipedia
Environmental History Palearctic Ecoregion, from WWF
Kim, Ji Soo et al., The history of deforestation and forest rehabilitation in Korea, n.d.
Lee, Kyung Joon, Successful Reforestation in South Korea: The Roles of the Government, Village Forestry Cooperatives, and Saemaul Movement, 2013
Kim, Eui-Gyung et al., Management and utilization of forest resources in Korea, n.d.
Disaster History by Country : Republic of Korea, from Relief Web; Category Disasters in South Korea, from Wikipedia
M. Pawar et al., Korean Responses to Environmental Challenges: Origin, Drivers and Impacts of Green Growth on Development 2011
J. Rice, South Korea and its Efforts towards Sustainable Development thesis, n.d.
Others Korea Directory, from Peace Corps Online
Johannes De Gruyter, Coherentie of improvisatie. Het Belgisch buitenlands beleid in het Verre Oosten, 1945-1953., diss. Leuven 2004, in Dutch

Historical Data . Statistical Data . Documents Newspapers . Yearbooks . Image Databanks . Archival Deposits . Laws . Historiography
Document Collections . Historical Maps . Historical Encyclopedia Articles . Travelogues . Institutions . National Symbols
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel); from World Rulers (E. Schulz)
Lists of Ambassadors U.S. Ambassadors to South Korea, from NNDB; Chinese Ambassadors to the R.O.K., from PRC MOFA; Liste der Deutschen Botschafter in Seoul (Republik Korea), from Wikipedia German edition; Embajadores de Mexico en Corea, from Acervo Historico Diplomatico
Lists of Consuls Political Graveyard : South Korea, consular officials (incomplete list of consuls, begins in 1890)
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Statistics Korea
Population Figures South Korea, from Population Statistics
Population of Cities : South Korea, from Cities, Urban Areas, from City Population
Historical Abortion Statistics, South Korea, from Johnston's Archive
Exchange Rates Historical Exchange Rates, from Oanda, since 1990
Federal Reserve (U.S.) : Foreign Exchange Rates, Historic
Election Results from Psephos, since 1952; from IFES Election Guide, since 1998; from Elections and Electoral Systems
from Electoral Geography 2.0
Documents Links
Historical Newspapers Hemerotheques National Institute of Korean History, Newspapers; various newspapers 1905-1953, in Korean
ICON, International Coalition on Newspapers, Newspaper Digitization Projects, scroll down for Korea
Newspaper Articles Old Magazine Articles : Cold War - Korean War
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Online Yearbooks Staatskalender
ROK Entries
Video Documentaries Search INA (video documentaries 1945-2009) for Coree
Newsreels Wochenschau-Archiv (in German; newsreels)
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
Systematic Collections
IMCOM Korea, Korean War Historical Images
Horace Bristol, Korea, 1948, 1951, RASKB
Pictorial Korea 1953-1954, 1955, RASKB
Accidental Collections Category : Historical Photographs of Korea, from Wikimedia Commons
Category : Historical Postcards of Korea, from Wikimedia Commons
Oriental Collections
Items on South Korea
AGSL Digital Photo Archive : Asia and Middle East
Asian Historical Architecture, a Photographic Survey
Universal Collections
Items on South Korea
License Plates, from License Plates of the World, from Francoplaque
passport, from World Passports
Airline Timetable Images : Korea (Republic)
Naval Historical Center (U.S.), Photos : The Korean War
Archival Deposits U.S. Archives U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian : World Wide Diplomatic Archices Index : The Republic of Korea
Mational Archives (US), Korean War Records
British Archives National Archives (UK), British Battles : Korea 1951
ArchivesHub, UK
Dutch Archives Nationaalarchief (NL) : Inventaris van de archieven van de Nederlandse Ambassade in Zuid-Korea (1955-1974) en de Permanente Vertegenwoordiger bij de United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (1955-1969)
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Mofa, NL ; enter "Korea" in field : "Lijst samenstellen op land of regio", 7 entries; sources posted in Dutch language; also try Zuid-Korea, Zuid Korea
Laws FAOLex, search for Korea
Treaties General Treaty Collections
Bilateral Treaty Collections Peace Agreements Digital Collection : North Korea - South Korea, from United States Institute of Peace
Consular Reports Foreign Relations of the United States 1851-1958/1960
Historic School Textbooks Korean Cyber Textbook Museum, Korean language site listing historical school textbooks in chronological order; all subjects, all levels of preschool, primary and secondary education, beginning in 1901
Document Surveys British Library, Guide to Current South Asian Official Publications; scroll down for Korea
Document Collections Links, from UWashington Library
Documents : Korea, from CEAS, from UCLA Center for East Asian Studies
Historical Documents, posted by ICAS
Documents on the Korean War, posted by Vincent Ferraro, Mt. Holyoke; others posted by Steve Carroll; from University of Michigan Library, Documents Center
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
Truth Commissions : South Korea, from United States Institute of Peace
Wilson Center Digital Archive : 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Asian People's Anti-Communist League (South Korea, Philippines, South Vietnam), Demise of Detente in Korea, 1973-1975, Inter-Korean Competition, 1961-1970, Inter-Korean Dialogue, 1971-1972, Inter-Korean Dialogue, 1977-1980, Inter-Korean Relations, Inter-Korean Relations after the War, 1954-1961, Japan and the Korean Peninsula, Korea at the United Nations, Korean War Armistice, Korean War Origins 1945-1950 documents ranging from 1949 to 1950, Korean War 1950-1953 mostly from Russian archives, Northern Limit Line Dispute, South Korean Nuclear History, The "Second" Korean War, 1967-1969, The Two Koreas and the Third World, The Two Koreas and the Vietnam War
Individual Documents UN General Assembly 3rd Session 1948-1949, Resolution No.195; 4th Session 1949-1950, Resolution No.293; 5th Session 1950-1951, Resolution No.376, 384, 410, 483, 498, 500, 6th Session 1951-1952, Resolution No,507, 574
7th Session 1952-1953, Resolution No.610, 661, 701, 705, 711, 712; 8th Session 1953-1954, Resolution No.716, 725, 767, 804; 9th Session 1954-1955, Resolution No.811, 828, 880, 908; 10th Session 1955-1956, Resolution No.910, 920, 965, 977; 11th Session 1956-1957, Resolution No.1010, 1020, 1082; 12th Session 1957-1958, Resolution No.1159, 1171, 1180; 13th Session 1958-1959, Resolution No.1264, 1268, 1304; 14th Session 1959-1960, Resolution No.1433, 1455; 15th Session 1960-1961, Resolution No.1547; 16th Session 1961-1962, Resolution No.1740, 17th Session 1962-1963, Resolution No.1855, 18th Session 1963-1964, Resolution No.1964, 20th Session 1965-1966, Resolution No.2132, 21st Session 1966-1967, Resolution No.2224, 22nd Session 1967-1968, Resolution No.2269, 23rd Session 1968-1969, Resolution No.2466, 24th Session 1969-1970, Resolution No.2516, 25th Session 1970-1971, Resolution No.2668, 29th Session 1974-1975, Resolution No.3333, 30th Session 1975-1976, Resolution No.3390, 46th Session 1991-1992, Resolution 46/1, 55th Session 2000-2001, Resolution 55/11, 62nd Session 2007-2008, Resolution 62/5
Historical Maps Responsible Institution Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC)
Collections Korea Maps, from PCL, UTexas
Atlas of South Korea, from Wikimedia Commons
Korean War Project Map Library
U.S. Army Center of Military History, Korean War Maps
entire country, modern North and South Korea, from Asian Linguistic Maps
entire country, contemporary
detail, modern
detail, contemporary U.S. Army Map Services, Korea 1:250,000, 1950-; Korea City Plans 1944-1946
Se-ul and Environs 1912 (Seoul), PCL, UTexas
Central Seoul, Eastern Seoul, Southern Seoul 1946, Entire Map, PCL, UTexas
Soviet Military Topographic Maps : South Korea, 1:200,000, according to Stanford University, Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections
Parliamentary Debates
Historic Tour Guides
Exhibition Catalogues
Institutions Archives National Archives of Korea
Korean Film Archive
Musea National Museum of Korea
Monuments Tentative List : Republic of Korea, World Heritage List, scroll down for Republic of Korea; from UNESCO World Heritage
South Korea Index, from Showcaves
Libraries National Library of Korea
Libraries in South Korea, from LibDex, 17 entries
State Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag of the Republic of Korea, from FOTW; lacks explanation of history of the flag; Coat of Arms, from Wikipedia, National Anthem, from National Anthems.Net
Coins from World Currency Gallery, Ron Wise's World Paper Money

Bibliographies . Online Libraries . Thesis Servers . Online Journals . General Accounts . Specific Topics . Historical Dictionaries . Statistical Data . Yearbooks
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on ROK survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database Korean Bibliography, from Library of Congress (U.S.)
general bibliographies Bibliography, pp.207-264 in Andrew C. Nahm, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1993 [G]
Courant, Bibliographie coreenne: tableau litteraire de la Coree vol.1 1894, vol.2 1895, IA
Bibliographie Coreenne. Liste des ouvrages traitant de la Coree en langue française [Korean Bibliography. List of works treating Korea in the French language], posted by the Books Bureau of the French Embassy, Seoul, 2004
Korean Bibliography, from Monumenta Altaica, in Russian
K.R. Robinson, Korean History : A Bibliography
Chung/Ganse, Bibliography of Western Language Publications on Korea 1588-1950, Seoul : Myongji UP 2008 [G]
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies A. C. Muller et al., Bibliography for Korean Buddhism
serial publications Publications, Royal Asiatic Society - Korea Branch
Publications, from Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, St. Petersburg (most in Russian)
New Asia Books : Korea
general bibliographies
ROK entries
Memory & Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific : Comfort Women : Bibliography
booksellers Books on Korea, from Orchid Press
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust
on Korea Republic of Korea, National Digital Library
Thesis Server Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Registry of Open Access Repositories, South Korea
Online Journals Guides, General Directory of Open Access Journals
Electronic Journals Online
Guides, Specific Korean Graduate Studies Prep : Korean History Journals
full text online Search Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly 1971- for Korea
Asia Insights, from NIAS, 2002-
Asian Perspectives, 2003-
IIAS Newsletter, 1993-2003
Korean Journal of Medical History 1992-, English language abstracts
contents online Korea Journal, ToC of issues since 1961 online
Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, Transactions, Volume Index, since 1900, in English
Historiography Article : Korean Historiography, by F. Kawashima, pp.511-514, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Andrew C. Nahm, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1993 [G]
Andrew C. Nahm, James E. Hoare, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea, Lanham Md : Scarecrow 2nd ed. 2004 [G]
Yearbooks Article : Korea, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.1105-1109, 1975-1976 pp.1104-1109, 1976-1977 pp.1104-1108, 1978-1979 pp.758-762, 1979-1980 pp.762-766, 1980-1981 pp.765-769, 1981-1982 pp.768-772, 1983-1984 pp.762-766, 1984-1985 pp.763-767, 1985-1986 pp.765-769, 1986-1987 pp.765-769, 1987-1988 pp.769-773, 1988-1989 pp.771-775, 1989-1990 pp.780-784, 1990-1991 pp.781-785, 1991-1992 pp.781-785, 1992-1993 pp.857-862, 1993-1994 pp.850-855, 1994-1995 pp.843-848, 1995-1996 pp.840-845, 1996-1997 pp.785-791, 1997-1998 pp.795-801, 1998-1999 pp.853-859, 2000 pp.976-984, 2001 pp.952-960, 2002 pp.991-999, 2003 pp.994-1002, 2004 pp.999-1007, 2005 pp.1005-1014. 2006 pp.1005-1012 [G]
Article : Korea, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1946 pp.423-424, 1947 pp.441-442, 1948 p.425, 1949 pp.379-380, 1950 pp.398-399, 1951 pp.403-409, 1952 pp.403-409, 1953 pp.400-405, 1954 pp.399-410, 1955 pp.452-453, 1956 pp.389-390, 1957 pp.451-453, 1958 pp.391-392, 1959 pp.387-388, 1960 pp.381-382, 1961 pp.387-389, 1962 pp.383-385, 1963 pp.501-502, 1964 pp.481-482, 1965 pp.468-470, 1966 pp.439-440, 1967 pp.462-464, 1968 pp.462-464, 1969 pp.449-450, 1970 pp.451-453, 1971 pp.431-433, 1972 pp.400-402, 1973 pp.395-396, 1974 pp.398-399, 1975 pp.423-425, 1976 pp.451-452, 1977 pp.443-444, 1978 pp.478-480, 1979 pp.472-474, 1980 pp.474-477, 1981 pp.476-478, 1982 pp.477-479, 1983 pp.471-473, 1984 pp.470-472; Korea, Republic of 1985 pp.504-505, 719, 1986 pp.499-501, 717, 1987 pp.469-470, 685, 1988 pp.426-427, 637, 1989 pp.426-427, 638, 1990 pp.444-445, 653, 1991 pp.425-427, 637, 1992 pp.398-399, 636, 1993 pp.400-401, 645, 1994 pp.400-401, 646, 1995 pp.434-435, 646, 1996 pp.431-432, 646, 1997 pp.441, 443, 644, 2002 pp.453-454 [G]
Article : Korea, in : Americana Annual 1946 pp.409-410, 1947 p.387, 1957 pp.433-436, 1961 pp.408-411, 1962 pp.415-418, 1963 pp.375-377, 1964 pp.373-375, 1965 p.387, 1967 pp.390-392, 1968 pp.387-389, 1969 pp.399-400, 1970 pp.397-398, 1971 pp.388-390, 1972 pp.384-386, 1973 pp.387-389, 1974 pp.325-326, 1976 pp.326-327, 1988 pp.306-310, 1989 pp.308-313, 1990 pp.303-307, 1992 pp.310-313, 1993 pp.308-312, 1994 pp.307-310, 1998 pp.300-305, 2006 pp.223-224 [G]
Article : Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Encyclopedia Year Book 1946 pp.242-246, 1952 pp.228-231, 1961 pp.181-182, 1983 pp.211-212 [G]

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