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- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 64.00
Following its liberation from Japanese colonialism, at the end of WWII, Korea was divided into two separate nations. Because the Korean nation enjoyed a long dynastic history, its postwar partition was particularly traumatic. The ensuing Cold War years spawned the Korean War and subsequent decades of strained inter-Korean relations and tensions in... more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 20.00
Understanding North Korea through its propaganda What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them? Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic , presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime?s... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 195.00
This volume examines how and why Japan annexed Korea in the early twentieth century and discusses the role of foreign powers (particularly the USA) in trying to bring about freedom and independence for Korea. Written by a Korean living in the USA the book is at times a harrowing account of atrocities committed by Japan against Koreans. Entirely impartial... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 19.99
The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended. South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily alongside North Korea, the world's most secretive, belligerent, unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with arms,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 139.99
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Korean War offers a clear and concise, but inclusive, account of the major events, operations, and individuals involved in the Korean War. It covers the war in terms of people, places, events, and analysis, as well as carefully collected statistical and factual information about units, commanders,... more...
- Dundurn 2011; US$ 9.99
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...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 105.00
The author?s celebrated quest to capture today?s built and natural environment and way of life along the DMZ, separating the two Koreas, is both a stunning literary and photographic achievement. Supported by 150 colour photographs, the book by one of Korea?s renowned photographers takes the reader from Chulwon in the east to Kosung in the west. more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 15.99
Born poor in the wake of the Korean War, Lee Myung-Bak was destined for a live of poverty. But through intelligence and self-determination, he excelled in school, putting himself through college hauling garbage six times a day to pay for tuition. He then took a low-level job at Hyundai, then an organization of about 90 people. Through a relentless... more...