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- Springer 2013; US$ 209.00
Untouched since 1953, the Korean DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) has transformed itself into one of the few ecologically pristine zones and a vital habitat for endangered species. Often cited as a potential 'peace park', it could one day be a common ground for reconciliation and harmony. A wealth of data and information has been produced over... more...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95
A North Korean government collapse would have serious consequences, including a humanitarian disaster and civil war. The Republic of Korea and the United States can help mitigate the consequences, seeking unification by being prepared to deliver humanitarian aid in the North, stop conflict, demilitarize the North Korean military over time, secure... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99
In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping the discourse as they pursue the separate yet connected agendas of democracy, human rights, and unification. Providing international observers... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99
Threat does not inherently matter unless it is perceived, and, on the other hand, anything that is perceived as threat matters, whether or not the threat rings true. North Korean Foreign Policy: Security Dilemma and Succession, by Yongho Kim, posits security dilemma and political succession as the two main factors that North Korea perceives as threat,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 48.99
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...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99
This book argues that North Korea has outlived forecasts of its collapse because of Juche ?a unique political institution built on the simple notion of self-determination, whose meanings and limits have been shaped by Koreans? experiences with colonialism, war, and development amidst surrounding superpowers that have complicated their aspirations.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99
This engaging text provides a concise history of Korea from the beginning of human settlement in the region through the late nineteenth century, equally emphasizing social, cultural, and political history. Students will be especially drawn to descriptions of everyday life for both elite and non-elite members of society during various historical periods.... more...