By Prof. Dr. Hermann Lautensach (auth.), Katherine Dege, Prof. Dr. Eckart Dege (eds.)
Lautensach[s "Korea" is a local geography, the main complete one ever written on Korea in a western language. It used to be written earlier than the rustic used to be divided and gives a waelth of data at the whole state, fairly at the north, whatever that has been tough toobtain within the West long ago 40 years. regrettably, merely only a few volumes survived the tip of worldwide warfare II, in order that it's been very difficultto pay money for the e-book. Lautensachh[s "Korea" is taken into account a classical instance of nearby geography.
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According to the Chinese reports the Mahan tilled the ground and lived in villages but they did not use either oxen or horses as draft or pack animals or for riding. Their houses were pits in the earth, like graves, with the door in the roof. From the fact that they had pearls we can assume that the famous • ~:. =-C:l'- o Villages Tumull Royal castle Foot paths Roads Railway 2 km Fig. 8. C. ) near P'yongyang (after an official map) National, Political and Cultural History 25 pearl fishing off the coasts of the Hwanghae peninsula in later periods had already begun at this time.
394). Korea continued this policy of absolute seclusion even after China found itself forced by the Treaty of Beijing (1860) to relinquish the Ussuri region to Russia. This made czarist Russia Korea's neighbor for a stretch of 25 km along the lower Tumen. Thereafter it was forbidden on pain of death to cross the river. The villages along the Tumen were moved inland, and the market at Ky6ng-won was closed down. Along the sea coasts as well, the settlements were moved inland where possible, partly in the 15th and 16th centuries because of the danger from Japanese pirates, partly in the 17th and 18th centuries in compliance with the isolation policy.
This was the beginning of the third period of Korean history, the Japanese period. Between 1882 and 1892 the king of Korea was forced to sign similar treaties with the United States of America, England, Germany, Russia, Italy, France and Austria-Hungary. From then on foreigners began to flow into the country, Europeans in small numbers, and Japanese in swarms. Of the foreigners living in Korea at the turn of the century 19,200 were Japanese, 3500 Chinese, 230 American, 110 English, 95 French, 70 Russian and 50 German [260, p.