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A History Of Korea

Author : Jinwung Kim
ISBN : 9780253000248
Genre : History
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Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a common history that extends back more than 3,000 years. In this comprehensive new history of Korea from the prehistoric era to the present day, Jinwung Kim recounts the rich and fascinating story of the political, social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic developments in Korea's long march to the present. He provides a detailed account of the origins of the Korean people and language and the founding of the first walled-town states, along with the advanced civilization that existed in the ancient land of "Unified Silla." Clarifying the often complex history of the Three Kingdoms Period, Kim chronicles the five-century long history of the Choson dynasty, which left a deep impression on Korean culture. From the beginning, China has loomed large in the history of Korea, from the earliest times when the tribes that would eventually make up the Korean nation roamed the vast plains of Manchuria and against whom Korea would soon define itself. Japan, too, has played an important role in Korean history, particularly in the 20th century; Kim tells this story as well, including the conflicts that led to the current divided state. The first detailed overview of Korean history in nearly a quarter century, this volume will enlighten a new generation of students eager to understand this contested region of Asia.

North Korea

Author : Hazel Smith
ISBN : 9780521897785
Genre : History
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This is a historically founded, empirical study of social and economic transformation wrought by 'marketisation from below' in North Korea.

Crisis In North Korea

Author : Andrei Lankov
ISBN : 9780824832070
Genre : History
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Enduring Territorial Disputes

Author : Krista Eileen Wiegand
ISBN : 9780820337388
Genre : Political Science
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Of all the issues in international relations, disputes over territory are the most salient and most likely to lead to armed conflict. Understanding their endurance is of paramount importance. Although many states have settled their disagreements over territory, seventy-one disputes involving nearly 40 percent of all sovereign states remain unresolved. In this study, Krista E. Wiegand examines why some states are willing and able to settle territorial disputes while others are not. She argues that states may purposely maintain disputes over territory in order to use them as bargaining leverage in negotiations over other important unresolved issues. This dual strategy of issue linkage and coercive diplomacy allows the chal­lenger state to benefit from its territorial claim. Under such conditions, it has strong incentive to pursue diplomatic and militarized threats and very little incentive to settle the dispute over territory. Wiegand tests her theory in four case studies, three representing the major types of territorial disputes: uninhabited islands and territorial waters, as seen in tensions between China and Japan over the Senkaku and Diaoyu Islands; inhabited tracts of territory, such as the North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla affecting Morocco and Spain; and border areas, like the Shebaa Farms dispute between Lebanon and Israel. A fourth case study of a dispute between China and Russia represents a combination of all three types; settled in 2008, it serves as a negative example. All these disputes involve areas that have key strategic and economic importance both region­ally and globally.

Land Of The Morning Calm

Author : Harry Bryce
ISBN : 059570929X
Genre : Fiction
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Instability, danger, and intrigue follow a U.S. Army lieutenant and his wife in 1968 Korea as they try to safeguard their relationship-and their lives.

Home Was The Land Of Morning Calm

Author : K. Connie Kang
ISBN : UOM:39015034450059
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A multigenerational portrait of a Korean family begins with the grandfather's participation in the resistance during the Japanese occupation and chronicles their often difficult journey to America.

The World S Work

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ISBN : WISC:89009836123
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