Soju: A Global History

Soju: A Global History
Hyunhee Park offers the first global historical study of soju, the distinctive distilled drink of Korea. Searching for soju’s origins, Park leads us into the vast, complex world of premodern Eurasia. She demonstrates how the Mongol conquests of the thirteenth and fourteenth century wove together hemispheric flows of trade, empire, scientific and technological transfer and created the conditions for the development of a singularly Korean drink. Soju’s rise in Korea marked the evolution of a new material culture through ongoing interactions between the global and local and between tradition and innovation in the adaptation and localization of new technologies. Park’s vivid new history shows how these cross-cultural encounters laid the foundations for the creation of a globally connected world.

Author/Editor

Hyunhee Park

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

978-1108842013

Publication date

1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

Specialisation

Humanities

Theme

Archaeology
International Relations and Politics
Other
Literature
Art and Culture
History
Globalisation

Region

Global Asia (Asia and other parts of the World)
East Asia
South Korea
Mongolia
Japan
China
South Asia
Southeast Asia