This week, the Korean Kingdom’s final years see the desperate bid of King Gojong to salvage Korea’s independence. Ultimately, however, Korea’s royal family will be unable to save itself, and in 1910 Korea’s independence will be snuffed out completely for the first time since the era of Kublai Khan.
Listen to the episode here.
Cummings, Bruce. Korea’s Place in the Sword.
Duus, Peter. The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.