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  • Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalismby Hong Kal

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    While most studies on Korean nationalism centre on textual analysis, Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism offers a different approach. It looks at expositions, museums and the urban built environment at particular moments in both colonial and postcolonial eras and analyses their discursive relations in the construction of Korean nationalism.... more...

  • Between Ally and Partnerby Jae Ho Chung

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    China and South Korea have come a long way since they were adversaries. The arc of their relationship since the late 1970s is an excellent model of East-West cooperation and, at the same time, highlights the growing impact of China's "rise" over its regional neighbors, including America's close allies. South Korea-China relations have rarely been... more...

  • Bipolar Ordersby Hyung Gu Lynn

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 25.95

    North Korea and South Korea are never far from the news headlines - one for the alleged danger it poses to the world, the other for its apparent capitalist success story. In Bipolar Orders, Hyung Gu Lynn analyzes the processes driving both countries since the 1980s.North Korea has experienced severe economic deterioration and increasing international... more...

  • British Soldiers of the Korean Warby Stephen Kelly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    More than 100,000 British troops fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953, of which just over 1,000 died, with a further 1000 being captured and held in atrocious conditions by the Chinese or Koreans. At least half of those captured died in prison camps. More than 70 per cent of those who fought were teenagers doing national service. They were poorly... more...

  • Brothers at Warby Sheila Miyoshi Jager

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 33.33

    In this blockbusting trade debut, distinguished American professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager interweaves international events and previously unknown personal accounts to give a brilliant new history of the war, its aftermath and its global impact told from American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese sides. This is the first account to examine not only the military,... more...

  • Cambridge IGCSE Modern World Historyby Ben Walsh; Michael Scott-Baumann; Ray Ennion

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 35.18

    Provide complete support for the 20th Century section of the latest syllabus with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. This new edition of Ben Walsh's best-selling GCSE Modern World History provides a comprehensive textbook for Cambridge IGCSE History covering the 20th Century core content and developing... more...

  • The Case of Koreaby Henry Chung

    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...

  • China's Battle for Koreaby Xiaobing Li

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation of the war. The UN forces put up a strong defense, prevented the capture of the South Korean capital of Seoul, and finally... more...

  • China's Road to the Korean Warby Chen Jian

    Columbia University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    In October 1950, one year after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedong and the Beijing leadership sent “Chinese People’s Volunteers” to Korea to fight against United Nations forces moving rapidly toward the Chinese-Korean border. By the end of the three year war that followed, American and Chinese military intervention in... more...

  • Chinese Hordes and Human Wavesby Brian Parritt

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 1.85

    The North Koreans’ attack on their Southern neighbors shocked and surprised the World. The conflict rapidly escalated with China soon heavily involved on one side and the United States and United Nations on the other. The author, then a young Gunner officer, found himself in the midst of this very nasty war. He describes first hand what it... more...