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  • 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...

  • Red Devils over the Yaluby Igor Seidov; Stuart Britton

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 25.00

    The Korean War (1950-1953) was the first - and only - full-scale air war in the jet age. It was in the skies of North Korea where Soviet and American pilots came together in fierce aerial clashes. The best pilots of the opposing systems, the most powerful air forces, and the most up-to-date aircraft in the world in this period of history came together... more...

  • Small United States and United Nations Warships in the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    From rubber landing boats to picket boats to minesweepers, smaller support vessels did much of the work of the Korean War, and endured many of the dangers and hardships. Rarely mentioned in histories of the war, they served functions essential to keeping the United States Navy and the United Nations partners in active duty. This volume delivers an... more...

  • Primitive Selvesby E. Taylor Atkins

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    This remarkable book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. E. Taylor Atkins focuses on past and present Japanese fascination with Korean culture as he reassesses colonial anthropology, heritage curation, cultural policy, and Korean performance art in Japanese... more...

  • Rogue Regimeby Jasper Becker

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-II is closer than ever to developing an inter-continental ballistic missile and an armoury of nuclear weapons. This work focuses on North Korea's continuing survival and lays out the rationale behind the policies pursued by North and South - and their larger neighbours. more...

  • Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asiaby Gi-Wook Shin; Soon-Won Park; Daqing Yang

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Despite witnessing phenomenal economic growth and the spread of democratization in recent decades, as well as impressive intra-regional exchanges and interactions in the economic and cultural spheres, the Northeast Asian region still experience wounds from past wrongs that were committed in times of colonialism, war and dictatorship. Overcoming these... more...

  • Korea in the Cross Currentsby Robert J. Myers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 115.00

    The Korean peninsula underwent a continuous number of earth-shaking events in the twentieth century - although it is generally out of the earthquake zone. Jutting off the extreme northeast edge of the Eurasian landmass, and with a combined population of nearly seventy million people, North and South Korea are situated among China, Japan and Russia.... more...

  • The Partition of Korea after World War IIby Jongsoo James Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00

    Drawing on multi-archival research in Korean, Russian and English, this book looks at the complexity and changes in Stalin's policy toward Korea for answers about the division of Korea in 1945 and the failure of reunification between 1945 and 1948. Lee argues that the trusteeship decision is key to the division's origins and permanency. more...

  • The Making of Modern Koreaby Adrian Buzo

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Korea?s regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyzes the influence of bigger and more powerful states on the peninsula of Korea. ... more...

  • Contemporary North Koreaby Ian Jeffries

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 170.00

    This book provides full details of contemporary economic and political developments in North Korea since late 2005, continuing the overview of developments which were covered in the author?s North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments (Routledge 2006).  Key topics covered include: the succession; family visits; human rights; nuclear... more...