Exploring Korean history from its ancient roots to the present day, A Brief History of Korea is the story of a people with a rich and united culture that has become two Koreas in modern times—one isolated and secretive and the other among the world's most successful economies. Korean culture developed on a 600-mile-long peninsula, bordered on the north by mountains and three sides by the sea, set apart from the Asian mainland.

Korea was one of the last countries in Asia to be visited by Westerners and its borders have remained largely unchanged since it was unified in the seventh century. Though it is one of the world's oldest and most ethnically homogeneous states, Korea was not born in a vacuum. Geographically isolated, the country was heavily influenced by powerful China and was often used as a bridge to the mainland by Japan.

Calling themselves as "a shrimp among whales," Koreans borrowed elements of government, culture and religion all the while fiercely fighting to maintain independence from powerful neighbors. This fascinating book tells the story of Korean domestic dynasties, empires and states, as well as foreign conquest, occupation and division. Today, the two Koreas are starkly different—North Korea a nation closed to the world and South Korea an economic powerhouse and center of Asian democracy.

Chronicling significant events right up through 2018's Singapore Summit, author Michael J. Seth presents a relevant, interesting and important history of Korea within a larger global context. Korea's history is a turbulent one, but ultimately the story of a resistant and resourceful people in search of lasting peace.

04.07.2020 Комментарии

The streamlined testing system at airports is up and running in Paphos – with results obtained within 90 minutes – with Larnaca expected to be ready by Thursday.

“We’re happy with the process so far – we have simplified the system, ironed out some issues and expecting good results,” Christos Papamichael, communications official of the transport ministry, told the Cyprus Mail.

He explained that the quick testing system at airports is not in fact a new type of test but instead laboratory settings have been set up at the airports.

The goal is to eliminate overnight stays at hotels for tourists and those being repatriated while they wait for their results. Instead, special areas at the airport have been designated where travellers wait for about two hours.

“There are mobile phone charging facilities, vending machines, toilets and everything else that is to be expected,” he said.

“As time has passed obviously everyone is more experienced and by setting up lab testing capabilities at the airport of course we reduce the amount of time taken,” he said.

Papamichael explained that the testing set-up is already operating at Paphos airport and the results so far are very promising, with travellers receiving their results within 90 minutes.

22.06.2020 Комментарии

This is really cool

Brain-storming the creative way is possible here. Text crafting that doesn't distract but keeps
you focused.

Exercise will help to get it all done in perfect manner.


09.05.2020 Комментарии

Tough times are inevitable in life, whether you're dealing with a serious health problem or you're faced with a financial crisis. And it's during those tough times that your mental strength will be tested.

Without adequate mental strength, life's challenges can fill you with self-doubt and anxiety. Those uncomfortable feelings can then lend way to negative thinking. This will affect your behavior, which can inadvertently turn your catastrophic predictions into self-fulfilling prophecy.

Staying strong in the midst of hardship requires you to manage your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Paying attention to all three of these areas will help you emerge from your struggles even stronger than before. To remember how to stay strong during life's toughest challenges, follow this A-B-C formula:

20.04.2020 Комментарии