Author: Jill DuBois

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761417866

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 5872


Presents the history, geography, government, economy, people, and social life and customs of Korea.


Author: Christoph Bluth

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633579

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 7655


Korea is one of the critical flashpoints in the world today. News of North Korea′s recent nuclear tests, conducted in defiance of international pressure, drew widespread condemnation and raised serious concerns about the threat now posed to regional and international security by the regime of North Korea′s dear leader Kim Jong–Il. This book penetrates the veil surrounding the conflict on the Korean peninsula and North Korea′s missile and nuclear programmes. It provides a thorough historical analysis of relations between the two Koreas since the Korean War, which traces both North Korea′s path to economic ruin and South Korea′s transition from struggling dictatorship to vibrant democracy. As well as examining the political and economic development of North and South Korea at the domestic level, the book goes on to explore regional relations with Russia, China and Japan and, most importantly, America′s dealings with Korea and its negotiations with North Korea, in particular. It concludes with an analysis of North Korea′s current nuclear programme and its likely impact on international security in the 21st century.


Author: M. A. Pogio,Stanislaus ritter von Ursyn-Pruszynski

Publisher: N.A


Category: Korea

Page: 248

View: 307



Author: David Rees

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781808736

Category: History

Page: 147

View: 8704


Looks at the political and social history of Korea, from its earliest settlement to 1945.

Korea, a Century of Change

Author: Jrgen Kleiner

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812799951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

View: 5136


This book provides an evenhanded coverage of Korea''s turbulent history during the last one hundred years, from seclusion to division. It focuses particularly on the development of the two different and antagonistic states on the peninsula since 1945. The author sees both countries through the windows of their possibilities and interests. He supplements his narrative, which makes use of rich source material, with observations he has made in South Korea, where he spent more than ten years from the 1970s to the 1990s, and where he had access to politicians and opinion leaders. The book starts by describing how the Hermit Kingdom was exposed to the greed of foreign powers at the end of the 19th century and how it became the victim of imperialistic Japan, then account is given of the country''s division and the hardening of that division through the Korean War. The rule of the military and the final triumph of civilian democrats in South Korea are analyzed in much detail. One chapter is devoted to the rise and intermittent decline of the South Korean economy. The history of North Korea under Kim II Sung and under his son is told, before the foreign relations of both Koreas are explained. A chapter on the so far overwhelmingly antagonistic South-North relations concludes the book. Sample Chapter(s). Foreword (95 KB). Chapter 1: The Hermit Kingdom (172 KB). Contents: Korea and the Modern Age: The Hermit Kingdom; Within Reach of the World Powers; The Japanese Rule; Divided Korea: The Origins of the Division of Korea; The Korean War Phase One: Towards Reunification; The Korean War Phase Two: The Division Hardens; Politics and Economics in the Republic of Korea: Syngman Rhee''s Korea; The Rise of Park Chung Hee; The Yushin System; Steps to Power; No Better Country?; OC Down with Military DictatorshipOCO The Beginnings of Democratic Rule; Civilian Leadership; The Economy; The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea: The State of Kim II Sung; North Korea Under the Son; Foreign Relations: South Korea''s Great Partner; The Neighbor in the East; Northern Policy; North Korea''s Foreign Partners; Nuclear Dangers and Beyond; South-North Relations: Confrontation and Dialogue. Readership: General."


The Mongol Invasions

Author: William E. Henthorn

Publisher: Brill Archive


Category: Korea

Page: 252

View: 9203



A Religious History

Author: James Huntley Grayson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716050

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3021


This is an historical survey of all the religious traditions of Korea in relation to the socio-cultural trends of seven different periods of Korean history. The book includes a discussion of the history of the study of religion in Korea, a chronological description of Korean folk religion including shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, Islam, and Korean New Religions, and some final observations about the unique characteristics of religious beliefs and practices in Korea.

Culture and Customs of Korea

Author: Donald N. Clark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304569

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 7332


Discusses Korean traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.

Troubled Tiger

Businessmen, Bureaucrats, and Generals in South Korea

Author: Mark Clifford

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765601414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 373

View: 5662


In this new edition of Clifford's widely acclaimed book, the author expands his analysis of modern Korea to include the dramatic events of recent years. These include the imprisonment and sentencing of two former presidents of South Korea for their role in the Kwangju uprising and on various charges of corruption, the death of Kim Il Sung in the North and the resultant exacerbation of the instability of the North-South standoff, with all its military/nuclear implications, and recent labor and student protests.


Its History & Culture

Author: Chris Wright (Ph. D.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Korea

Page: 137

View: 484


The emergence of a nation from Pre-History to 668.


Eine Sommerreise nach dem Lande der Morgenruhe 1894

Author: Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846023442

Category: Travel

Page: 236

View: 4714


Nachdruck des Originals von 1895.

South Korea

Author: Rob Bowden

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237528553

Category: Korea (South)

Page: 61

View: 4120


One of a series of titles that take an in-depth look at various countries around the world, covering each country's physical geography, natural environment, politics, and more.

Im Brennpunkt: Korea

Geschichte, Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur

Author: Hanns W. Maull,Ivo M. Maull

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406507168

Category: Korea

Page: 231

View: 7436


Die Vegetarierin


Author: Han Kang

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211542

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8843


Ein seltsam verstörendes, hypnotisierendes Buch über eine Frau, die, laut ihrem Ehemann an Durchschnittlichkeit kaum zu übertreffen ist – bis sie eines Tages beschließt, kein Fleisch mehr zu essen... »Bevor meine Frau zur Vegetarierin wurde, hielt ich sie für nichts Besonderes. Bei unserer ersten Begegnung fand ich sie nicht einmal attraktiv. Mittelgroß, ein Topfschnitt, irgendwo zwischen kurz und lang, gelbliche unreine Haut, Schlupflider und dominante Wangenknochen. So fühlte ich mich weder von ihr angezogen noch abgestoßen und sah daher keinen Grund, sie nicht zu heiraten.« Yeong-Hye und ihr Ehemann sind ganz gewöhnliche Leute. Er geht beflissen seinem Bürojob nach und hegt keinerlei Ambitionen. Sie ist eine zwar leidenschaftslose, aber pflichtbewusste Hausfrau. Die angenehme Eintönigkeit ihrer Ehe wird jäh gefährdet, als Yeong-Hye beschließt, sich fortan ausschließlich vegetarisch zu ernähren und alle tierischen Produkte aus dem Haushalt entfernt. »Ich hatte einen Traum«, so ihre einzige Erklärung. Ein kleiner Akt der Unabhängigkeit, aber ein fataler, denn in einem Land wie Südkorea, in dem strenge soziale Normen herrschen, gilt der Vegetarismus als subversiv. Doch damit nicht genug. Bald nimmt Yeong-Hyes passive Rebellion immer groteskere Ausmaße an. Sie, die niemals gerne einen BH getragen hat, fängt an, sich in der Öffentlichkeit zu entblößen und von einem Leben als Pflanze zu träumen. Bis sich ihre gesamte Familie gegen sie wendet. Die Vegetarierin ist eine kafkaeske Geschichte in drei Akten über Scham und Begierde, Macht und Obsession sowie unsere zum Scheitern verurteilten Versuche, den Anderen zu verstehen, der ja doch, wie man selbst, Gefangener im eigenen Leib ist.

Brief History

Brief History of Korea

Author: Mark Peterson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127383

Category: Korea

Page: 328

View: 7405


Written by one of the leading experts on Korea, A Brief History of Korea covers the history of Korea from the origins of the Korean people in prehistoric times to the economic and political situation in North and South Korea today. Providing a detailed overview of the cultural and historical influences that have shaped Korean society, the author discusses the major periods of Korean history Three Kingdoms, Koryo Dynasty, and Chosun Dynasty; the foreign invasions Korea has endured; the post-World War II situation that led to the country's division and the Korean War; and developments in North and South Korea from the end of the Korean War up through the present.

China, Japan, Korea

Culture and Customs

Author: Ju Brown,John Brown

Publisher: Ju Brown

ISBN: 1419648934

Category: Cooking

Page: 191

View: 3380


This unique guide and reference book covers a wide range of topics and cultural issues pertaining to East Asia.

Korea and Globalization

Politics, Economics and Culture

Author: Amadu Sesay,James B. Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700715121

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 6727


Korea faces two challenges in the 21st century: unification and globalization. Both entail problems of economic, political and cultural integration. This book addresses various aspects of Korea's integration into the global community.