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  • Passing the Testby William T. Bowers; John T. Greenwood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    For U.S. and UN soldiers fighting the Korean War, the spring of 1951 was brutal. The troops faced a tough and determined foe under challenging conditions. The Chinese Spring Offensive of 1951 exemplified the hardships of the war, as the UN forces struggled with the Chinese troops over Line Kansas, a phase line north of the 38th parallel, in a conflict... more...

  • Such Men as Theseby David Sears

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The gripping exploits of United States Navy combat pilots during the Korean War—heroes who inspired James Michener?s classic, The Bridges at Toko-Ri more...

  • Koreaby John Melady; John M. Rockingham

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 14.99

    The men from across Canada who served and fought in the Korean War were forever changed by what they saw and experienced in a faraway land. Army, navy, and air force all receive their share of long-overdue praise in this important book, which was originally published in 1983 and is now fully revised. more...

  • Rethinking the Korean Warby William Stueck

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    Fought on what to Westerners was a remote peninsula in northeast Asia, the Korean War was a defining moment of the Cold War. It militarized a conflict that previously had been largely political and economic. And it solidified a series of divisions--of Korea into North and South, of Germany and Europe into East and West, and of China into the mainland... 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...

  • Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leaderby Bradley K. Martin

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader offers in-depth portraits of North Korea's two ruthless and bizarrely Orwellian leaders, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Lifting North Korea's curtain of self-imposed isolation, this book will take readers inside a society, that to a Westerner, will appear to be from another planet. Subsisting on a diet... 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...

  • History Of Koreaby Tennant

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    "Go with me to a land whose life for ages has been a mystery", wrote a 19th-century visitor to Korea, "a land which from time unknown has kept aloof, whose people might have been the denizens of another planet". He may not have known that in the 4th century AD they had controlled much of north-east Asia and in the 8th their ships had dominated the... more...

  • De-Bordering Koreaby Valérie Gelézeau; Koen De Ceuster; Alain Delissen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    As tensions remain on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ?Sunshine Policy? era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified cooperation both affected and reshaped existing physical,... 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...