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  • 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$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Hidden People of North Koreaby Ralph Hassig; Kongdan Oh

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 30.00

    This unique book, now fully updated, provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of life in North Korea today. Drawing on decades of experience, noted experts Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh explore a secretive, oppressed, and hungry world few outsiders can imagine. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Koreaby James E. Hoare

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 157.50

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Officers in Flight Suitsby John Darrell Sherwood

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 27.00

    The United States Air Force fought as a truly independent service for the first time during the Korean War. Ruling the skies in many celebrated aerial battles, even against the advanced Soviet MiG-15, American fighter pilots reigned supreme. Yet they also destroyed virtually every major town and city in North Korea, demolished its entire crop irrigation... more...

  • North Koreaby Paul French

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    A gripping and provocative account of one of the world’s most secretive countries. more...

  • Korean Unificationby Jacques L. Fuqua

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since the conclusion of World War II, the Korean people and the international community have contemplated a unified peninsula, but a divided Korea remains one of the last visible vestiges of the Cold War. What will removing this specter entail? And with what should it be replaced?Similar to the unification of East and West Germany, merging North and... more...

  • North Koreaby Ian Jeffries

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue state' or part of 'the axis of evil'. In addition, however, North Korea has recently begun experimenting with reforms along Chinese lines. The... more...

  • Korea versus Koreaby Barry Gills

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This study traces the historic course of diplomatic competition between the rival Koreas within the context of a changing international system. This innovative analysis focuses on the dynamic interaction of domestic and international political economies and their effects on the conduct of diplomacy. The result is a new interpretation of the importance... more...