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- Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 26.95
The Koreas looks at Korea in the age of globalization. North and South are remarkably different, yet each in its own way plays a major role in the globalization era (albeit in diametrically opposed fashion). The North, impoverished yet bristling with weapons, is a major exporter of arms and a charter member of the ''axis of evil'' as defined by George... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Located on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, the communist country of North Korea has figured in US foreign affairs since the Korean War ended in 1953. Featuring photographs, maps, and facts and history, this book presents an exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of this nation. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
When the U.S. Constitution was first created and signed, America was a small country with a tiny population. As the country expanded to the south and the west, citizens became more loyal to their state or region and not to the overall nation. This book explores the concept of nationalism, the conditions in the United States that encouraged its growth,... more...
- 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...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 89.90
The Republic of Korea's global expansion has been mirrored by its interest and presence in Southeast Asia. From trade, investment, aid, tourism, to the cultural "Korean wave", its various roles have blossomed and its influence has grown. The ASEAN region has not only affected Korean foreign policy, but also many aspects of Korean life,... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 10.99
The world knows more about secret North Korea than the free society of the South. As a peace summit heralded a new era for a country divided for 50 years, Jennifer Barclay searched for the spirit of South Korea, discovering a land full of passion, tradition and spirituality, good humour and great food. Jen quit her high-pressure job and followed her... more...
- Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 32.99
Korea Between Empires chronicles the development of a Korean national consciousness. It focuses on two critical periods in Korean history and asks how key concepts and symbols were created and integrated into political programs to create an original Korean understanding of national identity, the nation-state, and nationalism. Looking at the often-ignored... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00
The transformation of the Bodleian Libraries provides an example of how major libraries can meet twenty-first century challenges: in 2008 it was facing a failed system installation, a failed plan to cope with its storage needs and the threat of losing status as a repository suitable to house important manuscripts. Three years later it had a new state-of-the-art... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95
One hundred and twenty-five years after Korea, the Land of the Morning Calm, opened itself to the world, it remains one of the least understood of Asian countries. Craig J. Brown's photographs and text brings to life the land and people of this unusual country that looks to the future, as it maintains its links to the past. This book is a feast for... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 44.99
Kang Hang was a Korean scholar-official taken prisoner in 1597 by an invading Japanese army during the Imjin War of 1592–1598. While in captivity in Japan, Kang recorded his thoughts on human civilization, war, and the enemy?s culture and society, acting in effect as a spy for his king. Arranged and printed in the seventeenth century as Kanyangnok,... more...