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  • The East Asian War, 1592-1598: International Relations, Violence and Memoryby James B. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war ? the invasion of Korea in the 1590s by Japan?s ruler Hideyoshi. This... more...

  • A Christmas Far from Homeby Stanley Weintraub

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    An anecdote-rich narrative of the 1950 holiday season during the Korean War, when, just after Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of US troops were surrounded in the Chosin reservoir area by hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops and began a terrible and difficult retreat, which finally ended on Christmas Day. more...

  • The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Cultureby Valentina Marinescu; Crystal S. Anderson; Ecaterina Balica; Colette Balmain; Paula Iadevito; Pawel Kida; Valentina Marinescu; Vladislava Mazaná; Suray Agung Nugroho; Irina Sotirova; Atsushi Takeda; Sherri L. Ter Molen; Sunny Yoon

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book presents the reception of Hallyu ("the Korean Wave") and the real and imaginary ?maps? of the export of South Korean cultural products around the world. It is an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to the impact of Hallyu, including chapters on the effects of South Korean culture on countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.... more...

  • Hong Kong Policemanby Chris Emmett

    Earnshaw Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    In 1970 Hong Kong was the fastest expanding city in the world, a city that lived on three levels: the expatriates, nearly always British who lived in almost complete isolation; the vast mass of Chinese residents struggling to get by and improve their lot; and, finally, the criminal and corrupt underside which not only fought among itself, but also... more...

  • Modern Korea: All That Mattersby Andrew Salmon; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    In no nation on earth has history accelerated with such speed as in Korea. A medieval dynasty at the end of the 19th century,it underwent a traumatic colonization,then,in its hour of liberation was divided by the great powers at the end of World War II. Devastated by a fratricidal war,the peninsula has remained divided ever since. South Korea is the... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean Warby James I. Matray; Donald W. Boose Jr.

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the background, history, conduct, tactics, clashes, and outcome of... more...

  • The Origins of the Korean Warby Peter Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea, but also confirms that the original initiative came from North Korea. Peter Lowe has also written an extended conclusion with a discussion... more...

  • Sgt. Recklessby Robin Hutton

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi —she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim... more...

  • The History of Koreaby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    This revised edition examines North and South Korea's political, socio-economic, and cultural history from the Neolithic period to the early 21st century, including issues of recent political unrest and preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics. more...

  • China's Battle for Koreaby Xiaobing Li

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation of the war. The UN forces put up a strong defense, prevented the capture of the South Korean capital of Seoul, and finally... more...