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  • North Korea Confidentialby Daniel Tudor; James Pearson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 21.95

    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? Read this book to find out. North Korea Confidential explains... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    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 Korean Warby Stanley Sandler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Korean War has been termed "The Forgotten War" or the "Unknown War." It is a conflict which never assumed the mythic character of the American Civil War or World War II. However, this book asserts, it would be impossible to understand the Cold War and indeed post 1945 global history without knowledge of the Korean War. Providing a history of... 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...

  • Korean Unification in a New Eraby Victor Cha

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 34.99

    In light of growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the CSIS Korea Chair held a major conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification, and this report provides a record of that conference. more...

  • The East Asian War, 1592-1598by 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

    Chapter 1: Many faces of Hallyu in the global world?Valentina Marinescu Part I: Hallyu in Asia Chapter 2: The Cultural Identity and Korean historical television dramas?Sunny Yoon Chapter 3: Hallyu in Indonesia - Suray Agung Nugroho Chapter 4: Japanese-Korean International Marriage through the Korean Wave in Japan?Atsushi Takeda... 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...