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  • The Hidden People of North Koreaby Ralph Hassig; Kongdan Oh

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    This unique book, now fully updated, provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of life in North Korea today. Drawing on decades of experience, noted experts Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh explore a secretive, oppressed, and hungry world few outsiders can imagine. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Koreaby James E. Hoare

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • A History of Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 54.99

    In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael J. Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage, showing how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the modern world, ultimately to be... more...

  • The History of Korea, 2nd Editionby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    Korea continues to be featured in the news, especially after the succession of Kim Jong-un as leader of North Korea and his threats of nuclear attack. Yet the reported instability of the North is contrasted by the rapid modernization revolution of the South. Author Djun Kil Kim analyzes how tragic experiences in the regions' collective history?particularly... 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...

  • I Cannot Forgetby Judith Fenner Gentry; John Wilson Moore

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    Eighteen-year-old Johnny Moore was an energetic, self-confident private first class when he entered combat with a heavy-weapons platoon in Korea. Four and a half months later, after surviving heavy attacks on the Pusan Perimeter and in one of the forward units of the western column advancing on the Yalu River, he was captured by the Chinese infantry.... more...

  • The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951by Paul MacKenzie

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    The sacrifice of the "Glorious Glosters" in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved greater renown in those nations than any other military action since World War II. This book is the first to compare in depth what happened and why. Using official and unofficial... more...

  • In Enemy Handsby Larry Zellers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.00

    A newly married Methodist minister, Larry Zellers was serving as a missionary and teacher in a small South Korean town near the 38th parallel when he was captured by the North Koreans on June 25, 1950. Until his release in 1953, Zellers endured brutal conditions and inhumane treatment. Through his story, Zellers shows that, despite the opinion that... more...

  • Inside the Red Boxby Patrick McEachern

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    Traditional political models fail to account for North Korea's institutional politics, making the country's actions seem surprising or confusing when, in fact, they often conform to the regime's own logic. Drawing on recent primary materials, including North Korean speeches, commentaries, and articles, Patrick McEachern, a specialist on North Korean... more...

  • The Journal of Korean Studies Vol 11, Number 1 (Fall 2006)by John Duncan; Gi-Wook Shin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99

    The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies. more...