October 21, 2019
Manchuria: The third Korea
Former site of the Koguryo kingdom retains historical importance for Koreans North and South
It is obvious now that there are two Koreas in the world. There is another area, though, that is often referred to as the third Korea: large parts of Northeast China, near the Sino-Korean border, where much of the population is Korean. Historically speaking, the parts of Northeast China known as Manchuria were an area where the first Korean states originated. In first centuries of the Christian