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  • 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$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • North Korea Women in Culture, Business & Travelby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Women often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in Korean society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life. more...

  • South Korea Travel Complete Profileby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Whether planning your own trip to South Korea, or planning someone else’s, you’ll be equipped with the all-inclusive travel report—both of our “Travel” and “Points of Interest” reports rolled into one. more...

  • A Morning in Juneby James W. Evans; John S. D. Eisenhower

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    By June 1953 the Korean War, marked at the outset by extremely fluid advances and retreats up and down the peninsula, had settled into position warfare very near the original pre-war demarcation line between North and South Korea. At this point both sides were fighting to win a peace, to achieve incremental advantages that could be translated into... more...