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Moon Handbooks South Korea
Robert Nilsen
1566914183
December 2003
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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...


North Korea South Korea
John Feffer
1583226036
Sept 2003
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Book Description
North Korea/South Korea is a short, accessible book about the history and politics of the Korean peninsula, with a focus on the U.S. presence. The first of four sections is a snapshot of the status quo. The second section establishes a political and economic context through an exploration of the history of the Korean peninsula, including the Korean War. The third section surveys the current regional political dynamic. The last section concentrates on the shift in emphasis in U.S. foreign policy from engagement under the Clinton administration to containment under the Bush administration. Feffer offers concrete proposals for U.S. policies that could help reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula.John Feffer is the editor of Power Trip: U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11.


South Korea
Joan Beard
1863152016
November 2005
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Imitation to Innovation: The Dynamics of Korea's Technological Learning (Management of Innovation and Change Series)
Linsu Kim
0875845746
February 1997
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Book Description
Linsu Kim examines the pivotal role that technology development has played in South Korea's dramatic transformation over the last three decades from an economy based on subsistence agriculture to a highly-industrialized global competitor. Kim identifies a pattern in which Korean firms acquire foreign technologies, assimilate and improve these technologies, and, eventually, invest in their own research and development. In the introductory chapters, Kim establishes a theoretical context for analyzing the dynamics of innovation, defining technology as a collection of physical processes to transform inputs into outputs, as well as the knowledge and skills required to carry out these transformations. In the first part, he explores the roles of public policy and the sociocultural environment in setting the stage for Korea's...


Short Stay Guide South Korea
Joan Beard
158980208X
Nov 2003
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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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Korean Business Etiquette: The Cultural Values And Attitudes That Make Up The Korean Business Personality
Boye De Mente
0804835829
August 15, 2004
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Book Description
This book offers a penetrating view of the morals and values that shape the Korean business personality; cultural "keys" that turn Koreans on and off, and how best to communicate with them.
Korean Business Etiquette will show what really makes Korean workers tick-and how to do business the Korean way. With its authoritative scholarship, practical insights, and guidelines for foreign workers, this book is truly a "must read" for anyone doing business in Korea now or in the future.


About the Author
Boyé Lafayette De Mente is the author of more than 30 books on Japan, Korea and China, including Kata. He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.



South Korea
Monica Rabe
0836820193
September 1998
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes how the culture of South Korea is reflected in its many festivals including Lunar New Year, Buddha's Birthday, and National Foundation Day.


The Koreans : Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies
Michael Breen
0312326092
January 17, 2004
Paperback
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From Kirkus Reviews
A veteran British journalist examines the history, culture, and economy of North and (principally) South Korea, where he lives for half of each year. Realizing that most readers know Korea only because of the war (1950-53) or because of the communist North's nuclear potential and noisy aggressiveness, Breen limns with patience and perspicuity an engaging portrait of this least-known of the major Asian economic powers. He describes, for example, the ``fierce sense of identity'' among Koreans and concludes that in Korean society ``you are your DNA. He examines Korean religions and educational systems, observing that the peninsula's undergraduate programs are inferior because students experience ``no pressure to perform as undergraduates. In a rapid summary of Korean history, Breen notes that the Koreans ``have...


Measured Excess
Laura C. Nelson
0231116160
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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Katharine H.S. Moon,
"An eloquent balance of scholarly engagement and personal insights blended into a very poignant story about how South Korean women create their lives, lifestyles, and identities in the face of rapidly changing material and social conditions."

Review
"A well-thought-out, fascinating, clearly written book that convincingly argues its points... a major contribution to the field of Korean studies." -- Elise Mellinger, University of Hawaii--Manoa, Korean Studies
"Provides an insightful analysis of the ambivalent attitude of the residents of Seoul to South Korea's growing material prosperity through the decades of the 1980s and 1990s." -- Journal of Asian Studies
"Nelson's eloquent writing style allows the rare pleasure of readfing social science research that comes...


Insight Guide Korea (Insight Guides)
Tom Le Bas, Tom Le Bas
1585730025
February 15, 2001
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South Korea
Susan E. Haberle
0736837612
January 2005
Hardcover
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Measured Excess
Laura C. Nelson
0231116179
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Katharine H.S. Moon,
"An eloquent balance of scholarly engagement and personal insights blended into a very poignant story about how South Korean women create their lives, lifestyles, and identities in the face of rapidly changing material and social conditions." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
"A well-thought-out, fascinating, clearly written book that convincingly argues its points... a major contribution to the field of Korean studies." -- Elise Mellinger, University of Hawaii--Manoa, Korean Studies
"Provides an insightful analysis of the ambivalent attitude of the residents of Seoul to South Korea's growing material prosperity through the decades of the 1980s and 1990s." -- Journal of Asian Studies
"Nelson's eloquent writing style allows the rare...


Korea Calling: The Essential Handbook for Teaching English and Living in South Korea
Jay W. Freeborne, Allegra J. Specht
0966096908
November 1996
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Book Description
Korea Calling is a convenient guide for potential English teachers in South Korea. Separated in three sections: 1)Getting a Job 2) Teaching English to Koreans; and 3) Surviving Korean Culture, the book is easy to use and very thorough. The Teaching section itself is a "greatest hits" of teaching ideas for the classroom, time-tested methods for teaching English to the Korean Market.


South Korea
Christopher L. Salter
0791070506
October 2002
Hardcover
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Korean Managerial Dynamics
Kae H. Chung
0275931900
Nov 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
This contributor volume is the first effort to examine the management practices behind Korea's successful transformation from an underdeveloped nation into a major player in world trade. Reasons behind this success story include the economic policies of government, a well-disciplined labor force, and a homogeneous culture. But these factors should not overshadow the important roles played by corporate managers and entrepreneurs. Divided into five parts, this volume addresses the Korean business environment, the corporate ownership structure, corporate strategies, managerial practices, and human resource management.

About the Author
KAE H. CHUNG is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Management at Wichita State University. HAK CHONG LEE is Dean of the Graduate School of...


South Korea
Christopher L. Salter
0791086623
January 2005
Hardcover
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Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History, Updated Edition
Bruce Cumings
0393327027
September 19, 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.

From Publishers Weekly
Cumings's riveting history of...


The Odyssey of Korean Democracy
Manwoo Lee
0275936600
Sept 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lee offers a rare eyewitness account of Korea's recent chaotic, and frequently violent journey to democracy. He offers informed observations on Korea's three famous Kims and Roh Tae-woo, and of the dramatic political events leading to the presidential election in December 1987 and the parliamentary elections in April 1988. Lee also examines the formation of a super-ruling party. Readers will benefit from Lee's presence in the offices of the presidential candidates and from his conversations with leaders directly responsible for the fate of Korean democracy. Knowing what happened in Korean politics during the past three years is prerequisite to understanding the decline of Korea's repressive authoritarian system.

About the Author
MANWOO LEE is Chairman of the Political Science...


The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History (Revised and Updated Edition)
Don Oberdorfer
0465051626
February 5, 2002
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From Library Journal
Oberdorfer first toured Korea in 1953 courtesy of the U.S. Army and returned often on the Asia beat for the Washington Post. In the present volume, his accounts of the conflicts of the last 20 years, appraisals of leaders based on interviews in Korea, Japan, Washington, and Moscow, and incisive policy analysis form a detailed and insightful history of North and South Korean politics and U.S. policy. Particularly engrossing is the analysis of relations between Moscow and Washington and their defiant clients, which turned domestic rifts into world conflict from the 1950s through the potentially nuclear crisis of 1994 and the present famine. The obvious comparison is with Bruce Cumings's commanding Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (LJ 2/15/97). Cumings analyzes the evolution and nature of Korea's political...


Labor and Economic Growth in Five Asian Countries
Walter Galenson
0275942007
Mar 1992
Hardcover
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Review
“All in all, the volume provides a succinct summary of the evolution of labor's situation in comparative Asian perspective for countries whose experience is of pressing interest to other developing-country policy-makers.”–The Journal of Asian Studies

Book Description
This work explores developments in the labor markets of five countries--South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines--which have undergone successful economic development during the past quarter of a century. This includes employment, earnings, industrial relations, and social security measures. While the Philippines' progress has lagged, the other four countries constitute the most successful group of the world's developing countries--offering an interesting contrast in approaches to...


South Korea
Rob Bowden
0816060134
December 2005
Hardcover
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Capital Control, Financial Regulation, and Industrial Policy in South Korea and Brazil
Jessica G. Nembhard
027595126X
Jan 1996
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Book Description
The author examines the theory and practice of government interventions in the financial sector of two newly industrializing countries, Brazil and South Korea. Findings from this study help to explain the widespread use of such interventions despite the generally negative predictions (of inefficiencies and general failure) which derive from more prominent and traditional theories. This work contributes a political-economic exploration of how, when, and what kinds of financial regulations can be successful. Historical and institutional analysis of the use of capital controls, credit controls, and economic planning in Brazil and the Republic of Korea illuminate the ways in which strategic use of specific financial controls facilitate these countries's efforts to industrialize rapidly, and solve the problems of capital...


South Korea: 1998/1999
Robert C. Kelly
1583101039
December 1998
Other Format
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Book Description
Commercial Data International's (CDI) Country Reviews are concise, up-to-date sources for political and economic information on the 190 nations defined by the U.S. State Department as Independent States of the World, plus Serbia and Montenegro. In addition, data on Hong Kong and Taiwan are included in the Country Review for China. Each Country Review begins with an overview which provides key demographic and geographic information as well as full color regional and country maps by Magellan Geographix. Government and political information is provided in a format which enables the Reader to get an overview of the organization of the various branches of the government, a brief summary of current political conditions, and a list of current leaders, including a biography of the head of government/state. Economic...


Culture Shock! Korea: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
Sonja Vegdahl, Ben Seunghwa Hur
1558689362
November 30, 2005
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Book Description
Whether you're conducting business, traveling for pleasure, or even relocating abroad, one mistake with customs or etiquette can leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. International travelers, now more than ever, are not just individuals from the United States, but ambassadors and impression makers for the country as a whole. Newly updated, redesigned, and resized for maximum shelf appeal for travelers of all ages, Culture Shock! country and city guides make up the most complete reference series for customs and etiquette you can find. These are not just travel guides; these are guides for a way of life.

From the Publisher
Newly updated and redesigned in 2005!


Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines
David C. Kang
052100408X
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'This book challenges the political causes of developmental failures. It has the merit of being concise while presenting a forceful argument ... Kang handles the Korean-Philippine comparison with great assurance, and his book will interest not only political economists specializing in East Asia, but also those whose geographical focus is elsewhere.' Journal of Public Policy
'David King's book is a valuable analysis of the relationship of corporate corruption to development.' International Affairs
'Although previous literature mostly portrayed the Park regime as the paragon of the developmental state, Kang convincingly reveals that politics under the Park regime was actually money ridden.' Japanese Journal of Political Science

Review
"David Kang's recent book Crony Capitalism is...


Korea : A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
Simon Winchester
0060750448
May 31, 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...


Korea and East Asia
Kenneth B. Lee
027595823X
June 1997
Hardcover
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Review
“This is a spirited, comprehensive, yet appealingly concise account of Korea's fascinating history and of that singularly important country's situation in its, at times, tough regional neighborhood. The book...is a fine general reading contribution to the much-to-be-welcomed growing literature on Korea's unique, rich past and on its role in the world. It is to be hoped that Dr. Lee's book will be consulted frequently and widely for it deserves serious attention.”–Journal of Thrid World Studies

Book Description
Korea has had a long, great civilization, with four "golden ages." Destruction caused by foreign powers has failed to extinguish the Korean spirit for survival. Korea, at least its southern part, is at the threshold of another golden age, despite the handicap of...

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