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Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea
Steven Hugh Lee
0415380650
Apr 2006
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Moon Handbooks South Korea
Robert Nilsen
1566914183
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
South Korea is a marriage of ancient and modern: a shopper's paradise where secluded palaces hide amidst skyscrapers, and Buddhist figurines stand tall along hiking trails. How do you create your own mix of new and old? Moon Handbooks South Korea offers thorough coverage not only of major destinations like modern Seoul and the DMZ border area, but also of the country's 3,000 years of history nestled in its quiet temples, secluded palaces, majestic peaks, and emerald-green islands. Thoroughly revised and updated, this guide is packed with fresh information on sights, recreation, accommodation and dining options that cover a broad range of budgets and personal interests. Complete with detailed maps, fascinating sidebars, a newly expanded phrasebook, and a thorough introduction to the country's political and cultural...


Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History, Revised
Bruce Cumings
0393327027
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Bruce Cumings traces the growth of Korea from a string of competing walled city-states to its present dual nationhood. He examines the ways in which Korean culture has been influenced by Japan and China, and the ways in which it has subtly influenced its more powerful neighbors. Cumings also considers the recent changes in the South, where authoritarianism is giving way to democracy, and in the North, which Cumings depicts as a "socialist corporatist" state more like a neo-Confucian kingdom than a Stalinist regime. Korea's Place in the Sun does much to help Western readers understand the complexities of Korea's past and present. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Cumings's riveting history of...


Employment Relations and Hrm in South Korea
Dong-One Kim
0754613569
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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The History of Korea (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series)
Djun Kil Kim
0313332967
February 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“This book provides a review of Korea's history, from its roots in Neolithic civilization and the tradition and evolution of nation building in the traditional East Asian world system, through Korea's global setting in modern times. A timeline is followed by chapters on early history, Korea identity, medieval Korea, Korean tradition and modernization, and Japanese dominion. A biographical section highlighting famous figures in Korea, a glossary of selected terms, and a bibliographical essay are also included.”–Reference & Research Book News
“College undergraduates can look forward to a new textbook....This text offers with surprising dexterity an overview of Korean history from the earliest times through the presidency of Kim Dae Jung....[t]his text should help new students of Korea gain a quick,...


They Are Not Machines
Chun Soonok
0754635457
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places
Elinor Burkett
0641680422

Textbook Hardcover
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Korea
Sonja Vegdahl Vegdahl Hur
1558686215
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular CULTURE SHOCK! series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. CULTURE SHOCK! country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. CULTURE SHOCK! practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. CULTURE SHOCK! AT YOUR DOOR guides equip you for daily life in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. And CULTURE SHOCK! SUCCESS SECRETS guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure. Each CULTURE SHOCK!...


Rogue Regime: Kim Jong IL and the Looming Threat of North Korea
Jasper Becker
019517044X
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the few reporters to have firsthand experience of North Korea, veteran Asian correspondent Becker (Hungry Ghosts) adds more nuance to a familiar story that the threat of nuclear arms, as well as the world's fifth largest standing army, are part of an attempt to force the rest of the globe to cater to a mad leader's megalomaniacal world. Becker presents a well-fed, unprepossessing Kim Jong Il running North Korea with a cult of personality unmatched in contemporary history, reducing his population to starving anonymous actors in a bizarre personal psychodrama, where "even the mere idea of internal opposition to Kim's rule is regarded as preposterous." Images of this grim state of affairs—which goes well beyond the Orwellian into the Kafkaesque—have been smuggled out over the past few years; how...


Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
0312322216
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Under different circumstances, North Korea could be the subject of a Marx Brothers satire, with the elements of a pompous, ego-driven patriarch, a worshipful population, and a general aura of fantasy and illusion. But North Korea has a superbly equipped million-man army and an expanding nuclear weapons program. So this comprehensive examination of this totalitarian society and the two men who have dominated it is often terrifying. For a quarter century, Martin has covered North Korea while working for the Baltimore Sun, the Asian Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. Using newly available material from Russian and Chinese sources, Martin offers surprising insights into the career and character of both Kim Il-Sung and his son, Kim Jong-Il. He strives, albeit with moderate success, to unveil the reality...


Mash
Otto F. Apel
0813120705
January 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The popular television series M*A*S*H owes its historical accuracy in part to Apel, chief surgeon of the 8076th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in 1951 and consultant on the show. Here Apel (with son Pat) expands on the themes common to the television episodes and familiar to viewers: the severe working conditions, the irreverence hospital staff often had for army protocol, and the insufficiency of necessary supplies. Apel outlines the historical and political forces that created these conditions and, ironically, the considerable advances in emergency medical care made during the Korean War. Although his work is heavily autobiographical, Apel draws from primary and secondary Korean War literature to provide statistics and documentation. Personal photos appear throughout the text. Well written and researched, this...


Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea
Jeffrey T. Richelson
0393053830
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Richelson, a senior fellow at the National Security Archive and author of several books on American intelligence including The Wizards of Langley, has written an authoritative and definitive account of U.S. nuclear espionage from the earliest days of atomic research in WWII to the present. Drawing on prodigious research—including newly declassified material—Richelson details the efforts of the U.S. intelligence community to track the nuclear activities of other states. The results of all this spy craft were at best uneven. With abundant technology—aerial reconnaissance, signals intercepts, seismic detection—but few human intelligence resources (HUMINT), the U.S. was consistently surprised by nuclear events in the Soviet Union, China, India and elsewhere. And we're still...


Korea: A Walk through the Land of Miracles
Simon Winchester
0060750448
May 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Winchester, English author and resident of Hong Kong, traveled through the Republic of Korea on foot to write this informal portrait. Along the way he befriended a variety of honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, Buddhist nuns, American servicemen, etc., who helped to shape his impressions. The result is an engaging, informed, and often humorous distillation of the writer's observations on the culture, people, language, economy, and politics of this rapidly changing country. Despite occasional factual errors, Winchester's "walk" provides a treasury of interesting and usually informed insights. And the book should be on a "highly recommended" list for visitors to Korea. John H. Boyle, California State Univ., ChicoCopyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or...

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