This week, Korea encounters the West. We’ll introduce the early Western forays into Korea, explain how Japan came to sign the first unequal treaty with its neighbor, and look into the factionalization of the Korean royal court.
Listen to the episode here.
Cumings, Bruce. Korea’s Place in the Sun.
Duus, Peter. The Abacus and the Sword: Japan’s Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910.