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  • Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relationsby Danielle L. Chubb

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping the discourse as they pursue the separate yet connected agendas of democracy, human rights, and unification. Providing international observers... more...

  • DMZ Crossingby Suk-Young Kim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship... more...

  • In Enemy Handsby Larry Zellers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.00

    A newly married Methodist minister, Larry Zellers was serving as a missionary and teacher in a small South Korean town near the 38th parallel when he was captured by the North Koreans on June 25, 1950. Until his release in 1953, Zellers endured brutal conditions and inhumane treatment. Through his story, Zellers shows that, despite the opinion that... more...

  • Voices from the Korean Warby Richard Peters; Xiaobing Li

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    "In three days the number of so-called 'volunteers' reached over three hundred men. Very quickly they organized us into military units. Just like that I became a North Korean soldier and was on the way to some unknown place." -- from the book South Korean Lee Young Ho was seventeen years old when he was forced to serve in the North Korean People's... more...

  • Sgt. Recklessby Robin Hutton

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    A New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefielddauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim... more...

  • The History of Korea, 2nd Editionby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    Korea continues to be featured in the news, especially after the succession of Kim Jong-un as leader of North Korea and his threats of nuclear attack. Yet the reported instability of the North is contrasted by the rapid modernization revolution of the South. Author Djun Kil Kim analyzes how tragic experiences in the regions' collective history—particularly... more...

  • The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Cultureby Valentina Marinescu; Crystal S. Anderson; Ecaterina Balica; Colette Balmain; Paula Iadevito; Pawel Kida; Valentina Marinescu; Vladislava Mazaná; Suray Agung Nugroho; Irina Sotirova; Atsushi Takeda; Sherri L. Ter Molen; Sunny Yoon

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 37.99

    This book presents the reception of Hallyu ("the Korean Wave") and the real and imaginary “maps” of the export of South Korean cultural products around the world. It is an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to the impact of Hallyu, including chapters on the effects of South Korean culture on countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.... more...

  • The East Asian War, 1592-1598by James B. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of Korea in the 1590s by Japan’s ruler Hideyoshi. This... more...

  • North Korea Confidentialby Daniel Tudor; James Pearson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    **Named one of the best books of 2015 by The Economist ** North Korea is one of the most controlled and isolated societies on earth, but what is it actually like to live there? How do you make money in a failed economy? How do you have fun under a violent, repressive dictatorship, and how does the secretive and infamous prison camp system work?... more...

  • Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Koreaby Jae-Cheon Lim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the richness and scale of leader-symbol-making in North... more...