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dc.contributor.advisorBuss, Claude A.
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Douglas Edward
dc.dateJune 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:17:59Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:17:59Z
dc.date.issued1988-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23292
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reveals the origin and significance of the Low-Rodgers Expedition of 1871 in the evolution of a conscious foreign policy of the United States in East Asia. It deals with the Low-Rodgers Expedition not as an isolated event, but as both an outcome and antecedent of other closely interrelated events in an unbroken time continuum. Concentrating on the fundamental regional issues of the times and the national character and interests of the United States and the Kingdom of Korea, this thesis: (1) Reveals, for the first time, the original 1871 diary of U.S. Minister to China, Frederick Ferdinand Low, and the wealth of new historical data therein: his misgivings and motivations; his plans and failings; and his appreciation for the historical importance of the mission which today bears his name; (2) Provides deeper analysis of the contemporary events bearing on the Low-Rodgers Expedition and gives a deeper appreciation of the obstacles which worked against its success from the very moment of its inception; (3) Shows why misconceptions about the expedition and some peripheral events have remained unchallenged for over a century; and (4) Explains why Low's efforts to open Korea before the 1882 Shufeldt mission failed, yet still played a more important role in the development of U.S. policy in Korea and the opening of Korea to the Western world than has been recognized.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thelowrodgersexp1094523292
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe Low-Rodgers Expedition: a study in the foundations of U.S. policy in Koreaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderOlsen, Edward A.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.schoolSchool for International Graduate Studies
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorFrederick F. Lowen_US
dc.subject.authorRADM John Rodgersen_US
dc.subject.author1871en_US
dc.subject.authorKoreaen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S.-Korean relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorOpperten_US
dc.subject.authorHermit Kingdomen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. policy in Koreaen_US
dc.subject.authorGeneral Shermanen_US
dc.subject.authorSewarden_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Asiatic Fleeten_US
dc.subject.author1871 Marine amphibious landing in Koreaen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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