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Cumings, Bruce 1943-

Works: 105 works in 336 publications in 4 languages and 11,939 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Interviews  Personal narratives  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS918, 951.9042
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Most widely held works about Bruce Cumings
Most widely held works by Bruce Cumings
Korea's place in the sun : a modern history by Bruce Cumings( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruce Cumings's rich narrative focuses on Korea's fractured, shattered, twentieth-century history. In 1910 Korea lost its centuries-old independence, and it remained an exploited colony of Japan until 1945. Then came national division, political turmoil, a devastating war, and the death and dislocation of millions, all of which left Korea still divided and in desperate poverty. Its recovery and spectacular growth over the next generation is one of this century's most remarkable achievements. Cumings provides a compelling account of Korea's travails and triumphs in the modern period
The Korean War : a history by Bruce Cumings( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Cumings eloquently explains, for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long fight filled with untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions, massacres and atrocities. He incisively ties America's current foreign policy back to this remarkably violent war that killed as many as four million Koreans, two thirds of whom were civilians
North Korea : another country by Bruce Cumings( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Suffering no misconceptions regarding North Korea's dubious political tradition - from human-rights violations to token democracy - Bruce Cumings insists on a more nuanced understanding of U.S.-North Korean relations. From CIA reports on North Korea's impressive social programs to that country's genuine efforts to address the new strategic environment since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cumings draws from his extensive knowledge of Korean history and declassified government reports to show that North Korea is as fascinating as it is repellent, as formidable as it is unique and idiosyncratic."--BOOK JACKET
The origins of the Korean War by Bruce Cumings( Book )
77 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Korea : the unknown war by Jon Halliday( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisch overzicht van de Koreaanse oorlog (1950-1953)
Inventing the axis of evil : the truth about North Korea, Iran, and Syria by Bruce Cumings( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War and television by Bruce Cumings( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the alternately funny and tragic story of the struggle with an assortment of media executives, retired soldiers, bureaucrats from both Koreas and various public figures (including a hilarious account of an interview with Henry Kissinger), Cumings shows how the film was shaped by media managers on both sides of the Atlantic to conform to prevailing views of a war that few in the United States or Britain wish to remember with anything approaching accuracy. Today there is no shortage of prognostications - grim or otherwise - on the role of television. But there are few serious studies of the medium's everyday operations, let alone of its place in politics and warfare. With insight and clarity, Bruce Cumings provides that much-needed analysis. This is a vital book for those who want to understand how, and for whom, television works, and a sobering one for anyone who believes the medium can be used for radical ends
Child of conflict : the Korean-American relationship, 1943-1953 by Bruce Cumings( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parallax visions : making sense of American-East Asian relations at the end of the century by Bruce Cumings( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a work that synthesizes crucial developments in international relations at the close of the twentieth century, Bruce Cumings - provides a nuanced understanding of how the United States has loomed over the modern history and culture of East Asia. By offering correctives to widely held yet largely inaccurate assessments of the affairs of this region, Parallax Visions shows how relations between the United States, Japan, Vietnam, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan have been structured by their perceptions and misperceptions of each other."--Jacket
Dominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American power by Bruce Cumings( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"America is the first world power to inhabit an immense land mass open at both ends to the world's two largest oceans - the Atlantic and the Pacific. This gives America a great competitive advantage often overlooked by Atlanticists, whose focus remains overwhelmingly fixed on America's relationship with Europe. Bruce Cumings challenges the Atlanticist perspective in this innovative new history, arguing that relations with Asia influenced our history greatly. Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America's industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national economy that has led the world for more than a century. Cumings emphasizes the importance of American encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the nations of East Asia. The result is a wonderfully integrative history that advances a strong argument for a dual approach to American history incorporating both Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives" -- from book jacket
The two Koreas by Bruce Cumings( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two Koreas : on the road to reunification? by Bruce Cumings( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divided Korea : united future? by Bruce Cumings( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Korea : as seen by Magnum photographers by Bruce Cumings( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 230 full-color images by some of the world's most-renowned photographers. South Korea, with its craggy hillsides, gnarled trees, and ancient temples, is steeped in tradition yet, at the same time, is thoroughly modern-the tenth-ranking industrial power in the world. Its capital city, Seoul, is one of the most populous cities in the world and home to such cutting-edge buildings as the Samsung Tower Palace. The beautiful landscape and day-to-day details of life in South Korea are depicted here in images taken by the photographers of Magnum-the famed cooperative whose members are among the greatest photographers of our time. Here we see a rich culture that both respects a dynamic cultural history and celebrates the latest trends in fashion, technology, and architecture. These extraordinary photographs are set in their historical context by an insightful text by historian Bruce Cumings. -- Publisher description from (Sep. 29, 2011)
Living through the forgotten war : portrait of Korea ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memory of forgotten war ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the human costs of military conflict through personal accounts of the Korean War by four Korean-American survivors"--Container
Bŭrusŭ K'ŏmingsŭ ŭi Han'guk hyŏndaesa = Korea's place in the sun by Bruce Cumings( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Korean and Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American-East Asian relations before and after Black September by Bruce Cumings( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
North Korea : the hermit kingdom by Bruce Cumings( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chicago occasional papers on Korea ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Cumings, Bruce
Kʻŏmingsŭ, Bŭrusŭ
Kʻŏmingsŭ, Bŭrusŭ 1943-
カミングス, B
カミングス, ブルース
English (203)
Japanese (9)
Korean (7)
Italian (3)