Brief Encounters: Early Reports of Korea by Westerners by Brother Anthony of Taizé,Robert D. Neff

By Brother Anthony of Taizé,Robert D. Neff

This anthology is a compilation of Westerners’ money owed in their visits to Korea, initially released in books or newspapers earlier than the rustic opened its doorways within the overdue 19th century. the hole of Korea made it attainable to discover the rustic intimately and write special bills. earlier impressions have been garnered in most cases from short visits to distant islands alongside the coast. The debts released listed here are commonly anecdotal, and include many generalizations. in spite of the fact that, the accrued impressions of those early encounters without doubt encouraged the views of later tourists, and aid clarify the overwhelmingly damaging photo of Korea that Western governments harbored on the time.

The booklet can function an invaluable source for learning Korea’s early interactions with the skin global, and should supply readers an concept of the standards in which Westerners judged the overseas “other.”

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