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  • The Failure of Socialism in South Koreaby Yunjong Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right conditions for development, the Korean socialist tendency... more...

  • Korean Unificationby Jacques Fuqua

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since the conclusion of World War II, the Korean people and the international community have contemplated a unified peninsula, but a divided Korea remains one of the last visible vestiges of the Cold War. What will removing this specter entail? And with what should it be replaced? Similar to the unification of East and West Germany, merging North... more...

  • Korea's Development Under Park Chung Heeby Hyung-A Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Koreasby Mary E. Connor

    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...

  • The Development of Modern South Koreaby Kyong Ju Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Korea Confronts the Futureby Johan Barry Kotch; Frank-Jugen Richter

    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...

  • A Short History of the Korean Warby James L. Stokesbury

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.00

    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...

  • Korea Yearbook (2007)by Rüdiger Frank; Jim Hoare; Patrick Köllner; Susan Pares

    BRILL 2007; US$ 82.00

    South Korea-oriented articles in the 2007 yearbook deal with online grassroots journalism and participatory democracy, the Lone Star scandal, changing perceptions of inward direct investment, the impact of China?s economic ascendance, modern cityscape and mass housing production, new ancestral shrines, and the political economy of patriotism. The yearbook... more...

  • A Concise History of Modern Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Hotspots and Dodgy Placesby Tan Wee Cheng

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.80

    He visits a bizarre flower-show in Pyongyang, crosses confusing ethno-religious fault lines in the Balkans and Lebanon, drinks tea with friendly Yemenis near Osama bin Laden?s ancestral village, explores prehistoric caves with Tuareg tribesmen in Libya, and plays Indiana Jones among pyramids shortly after a rebel attack on Khartoum. Through long-forgotten... more...