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- Rough Guides 2011; US$ 20.99
The Rough Guide to Seoul is the ultimate travel companion to the Korean capital, one of Asia?s most intriguing and energetic cities. Comprehensive listings sections detail the very best places to eat, drink, shop and unwind ? everything from the luxurious cafes, restaurants and clothing boutiques of Apgujeong to Hongdae?s snack stands, barbeque halls... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 90.00
Written by Joong-Seok Seo, an eminent Korean historian and a thinker of rare originality, this book examines the tumultuous history of modern Korea from the perspective of nationalism. The book goes to the heart of critical questioning about the political uses and abuses of nationalism by the ruling elites of post-liberation Korea. more...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
The debate in South Korea over the government's engagement policy toward North Korea (the so-called 'sunshine? policy) did not start with Pyongyang's recent admission that it has been secretly pursuing a nuclear weapons program in violation of multiple international commitments. However, the evolution of the debate will be an important determinant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Based on personal interviews with the principal policy-makers of the 1970s, Korea's Development under Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to develop South Korea into an independent, autonomous sovereign state both economically and militarily. Kim provides a new narrative in the complex task of exploring the paradoxical nature and effects... more...
- Intercultural Press 2001; US$ 26.95
Provides critical incidents based on personal experience and explores Korean values - traditional values, value changes since the early 1960s and projected values for the early part of the 21st century. The book also discusses the cultural patterns and practices of the workplace. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00
The Koreas delivers border-to-border coverage of North and South Korea, with chapters dedicated to history and geography, social and cultural customs, and economics and politics. With Russia and China as their neighbors to the north and 37,000 U.S. troops permanently stationed in the south, and with a history of occupation by powers like China, Mongolia,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
The Development of Modern South Korea provides a comprehensive analysis of South Korean modernization by examining the dimensions of state formation, capitalist development and nationalism. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach this book highlights the most characteristic features of South Korean modernity in relation to its historical... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2005; US$ 17.50
"Korea Confronts The Future" is a timely publication that seeks to capture the dynamics of change on the Korean peninsula today by linking three broad dimensions in twelve scenarios: the condition of the South Korean economy, the trajectory of North-South relations and the changing role of Korea?s regional neighbours and the United States.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
As pungent and concise as his short histories of both world wars, Stokesbury's survey of "the half war" takes a broad view and seems to leave nothing out but the details. The first third covers the North Korean invasion of June 1950, the Pusan perimeter crisis, MacArthur's master stroke at Inchon and the intervention by Chinese forces that November.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 28.99
This comprehensive and balanced history of modern Korea explores the social, economic, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century. Placing this formerly insular society in a global context, Michael J. Seth describes how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society... more...