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  • Korean Unification in a New Eraby Victor Cha

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 36.99

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Korea's Development Under Park Chung Heeby Hyung-A Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Based on personal interviews with the principal policy-makers of the 1970s, Korea's Development under Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to develop South Korea into an independent, autonomous sovereign state both economically and militarily. Kim provides a new narrative in the complex task of exploring the paradoxical nature and effects... more...

  • The Development of Modern South Koreaby Kyong Ju Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Development of Modern South Korea  provides a comprehensive analysis of South Korean modernization by examining the dimensions of state formation, capitalist development and nationalism. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach this book highlights the most characteristic features of South Korean modernity in relation to its historical... more...

  • A Short History of the Korean Warby James L. Stokesbury

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.00

    As pungent and concise as his short histories of both world wars, Stokesbury's survey of "the half war" takes a broad view and seems to leave nothing out but the details. The first third covers the North Korean invasion of June 1950, the Pusan perimeter crisis, MacArthur's master stroke at Inchon and the intervention by Chinese forces that November.... more...

  • A Concise History of Modern Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 31.99

    This comprehensive and balanced history of modern Korea explores the social, economic, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century. Placing this formerly insular society in a global context, Michael J. Seth describes how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society... more...

  • A Morning in Juneby James W. Evans; John S. D. Eisenhower

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    By June 1953 the Korean War, marked at the outset by extremely fluid advances and retreats up and down the peninsula, had settled into position warfare very near the original pre-war demarcation line between North and South Korea. At this point both sides were fighting to win a peace, to achieve incremental advantages that could be translated into... more...

  • A History of Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 54.99

    In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael J. Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage, showing how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the modern world, ultimately to be... more...

  • Truman, MacArthur and the Korean Warby Dennis D. Wainstock

    Enigma Books 2011; US$ 18.99

    The best concise military history of the first year of the Korean War and the Truman-MacArthur crisis. more...