A history of Korea from prehistoric times to today   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Paleolithic &

Neolithic Korea

700,000 BC to

40,000 BC

 

 

Tangun

 

Bronze Age Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Han Commanderies

100 BC-300 AD

 

3 Kingdoms

57BC-668 AD

 

Silla (Shilla)

668 - 935 AD  

 

Balhae (Parhae)

698-926 AD

 

Goryeo (Koryo)  

918-1392

 

Joseon (Choson)

1392-1910

 

Korean Empire

1897-1910

 

Imjin War 1592-98

The samurai invasion

Donghak  (Tonghak)

Rebellion  1894

 

Japanese colony

1910-45

Korean War

1950-53

 Post War

South Korea

 

Post War

North Korea

 

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The different spelling systems for Korean can make it

difficult to know how to pronounce some words . Hear them here :

 

 

Dangun Wanggeom / Tan'gun Wanggom

Legenady founder of Korea  단군왕검  

 

 

Kisaeng 기생 ( female entertainers )  

 

 

Yangban  ( scholarly class of male intellectuals who

were part of the ruling elite within prior to 1910) 

 

 

Koguryo/Goguryeo 고구려

 

 

Paekche/Baekje 백제  

 

 

Shilla/Silla  신라  

 

 

Hwarang ( 'Flower Youths' elite group of

male youth in Shilla ) 화랑  

 

 

Koryo or Goryeo Dynasty

고구려   

 

 

Choson/Joseon Dynasty

 대조선국   

 

 

Japanese occupation  

일제 강점기

 

 

Korean War 한국전쟁  

 

 

 

 

 

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