End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Special Korea Edition: Prelude

    In 1800, Korea was a tributary state of Ching China but a self-governing independent kingdom in all practical respects. Its tributary status enabled it to avoid contact with Western powers and to maintain a form of national seclusion similar to Japan’s. Nevertheless, whereas Japan’s enforced opening in the mid-19th century unleashed social forces that led to … (click below to continue reading Cribb and Li’s Prelude)

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