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  • North Koreaby Paul French

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    A gripping and provocative account of one of the world’s most secretive countries. more...

  • 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...

  • The Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 20, Number 1 (Spring 2015)by Clark W. Sorensen; Donald Baker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; 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...

  • 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...

  • Young-hee and the Pullochoby Mark James Russell

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    Set in Korea, this multicultural YA novel is the riveting story of a magical realm, a little girl, her brother and a daring rescue. So annoying In Young-hee's life everything feels wrong. It seemed like only yesterday that her world was just as it should be. But now her dad is gone, her mom is overextended, and Young-hee is forced to move back... more...

  • 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...

  • North Korea Confidentialby Daniel Tudor; James Pearson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    **Named one of the best books of 2015 by The Economist ** North Korea is one of the most controlled and isolated societies on earth, but what is it actually like to live there? How do you make money in a failed economy? How do you have fun under a violent, repressive dictatorship, and how does the secretive and infamous prison camp system work?... more...

  • Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Koreaby Jae-Cheon Lim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders? personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the richness and scale of leader-symbol-making in North... more...

  • The Psy Quiz Bookby Chris Cowlin; Harry Cowlin

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 3.99

    Are you a fan of South Korean singing sensation Psy? Did you discover his unique style of music on YouTube and liked what you heard? Would you like to find out more about the talented performer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are certain to enjoy The Psy Quiz Book. Which MTV Europe Music Award did Psy win in Frankfurt, Germany,... more...

  • The Lineby William T. Bowers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The opening months of 1951 comprised the first winter of the Korean War, and the fighting was as intense as the weather. In The Line: Combat in Korea, January-February 1951 , William T. Bowers analyzes this significant period and its effects on the remainder of the war. The Line is the first of three volumes about the Korean War that focus on combat... more...