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Armstrong, Charles K.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 5,750 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Documentary films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS935.65, 951.93041
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles K Armstrong
The North Korean revolution, 1945-1950 by Charles K Armstrong( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"North Korea, despite a shattered economy and a populace suffering from widespread hunger, has outlived repeated forecasts of its imminent demise. Charles K. Armstrong contends that a major source of North Korea's strength and resiliency, as well as of its flaws and shortcomings, lies in the poorly understood origins of its system of government. He examines the genesis of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) both as an important yet rarely studied example of a communist state and as part of modern Korean history."--Jacket
Tyranny of the weak : North Korea and the world, 1950-1992 by Charles K Armstrong( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the invasion that set off the Korean War in June 1950 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Armstrong shows how, despite its objective weakness, North Korea has managed for much of its history to deal with the outside world to its maximum advantage. Insisting on a path of "self-reliance" since the 1950s, North Korea has continually resisted pressure to change from enemies and allies alike. A worldview formed in the crucible of the Korean War and Cold War still maintains a powerful hold on North Korea in the twenty-first century, and understanding those historical forces is as urgent today as it was sixty years ago
Korean society : civil society, democracy, and the state( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of the state which have participated in the process of political and social democratization - this book examines Korea as one of the most dramatic cases in the world of ordinary citizens participating in the transformation of politics. While most analyses of Korean politics have looked to elites to explain political change, this new and revised edition of "Korean Society" examines the role of ordinary people in this dramatic transformation. Taking the innovative theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of the state which have participated in the process of political and social democratization - the essays collected here examine Korea as one of the most dramatic cases in the world of ordinary citizens participating in the transformation of politics. Key topics discussed include: comparisons of Korean democratization to the experiences of post-authoritarian regimes elsewhere in the world; comparisons of the theory of civil society as developed in Western Europe and America; the legacy of Korea's Confucian past for contemporary politics and society; close examinations of various civil society movements; and, South Korea and North Korea. Conceptually innovative, up-to-date and timely, the new edition of this book will be an invaluable resource for students of contemporary Korea, Asian politics and the global struggle for democracy
The Koreas by Charles K Armstrong( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of The Koreas considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges of globalization. Since the first edition's publication, the economic, political, and social differences have only intensified, making evident the relevancy and importance of Armstrong's work, in understanding the Koreas now and in the future. Ultimately, The Koreas is a crisp, engaging primer of Korea and the Korean people in the contemporary world. This book is ideal for many courses in a variety of disciplines, including politics, history, international business, and Asian studies
Korea at the center : dynamics of regionalism in Northeast Asia by Charles K Armstrong( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminating the role of the Korean peninsula in three modern historical periods, the eminent international contributors to this publication offer a fresh appraisal of Korea as the key to the coalescence of a broad, open Northeast Asian regionalism in the twenty-first century
North Korean foreign relations in the post-Cold War era by Samuel S Kim( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea beyond the DMZ( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary with unique footage of life in North Korea includes interviews with ordinary people and scholars, opening a window into this little known country. What is it like on the other side of the 38th parallel? How do Koreans in the North view this past decade -- the fall of Soviet communism, natural disasters that brought famine and power shortages, and a continued, dangerously hostile relationship with the United States? And what are the concerns of the Korean American community -- many of whom have family in the North?
A state of mind by Daniel Gordon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2003, as the United States confronts North Korea over its impending resumption of nuclear weapons production, North Koreans prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their supposed "victory" over the South in the Korean War. This documentary tells the story of two teenage girls, Pak Hyon Sun and Kim Song Yon, and their families as the girls prepare to participate in this year's Mass Games, an intricately choreographed display of dancers, acrobats, and karate-chopping soldiers, celebrating North Korea's statehood and revolutionary zeal in one of the last surviving Communist showcase pageants. North Koreans rehearse for millions of hours in preparation for this unique extravaganza. The girls and their schoolmates practice their routines in Kim Il Sung Square, their diligent efforts leading toward an awe-inspiring public performance. This film yields surprising insights into family life and daily activity in the little known world of the "hermit kingdom." Includes an interview with Charles Armstrong of Columbia University
Arirang an interactive classroom on the Korean American experience = Arirang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program engages students to learn about migration. It sheds light on the increasingly intense interaction between homeland and new land in a globalizing world. The DVD presents a set of interactive educational tools: Web link to four lesson plans, one short film keyed to each lesson plan, and nine interviews with prominent Korean Americans.--Container insert
State and social transformation in North Korea, 1945-1950 by Charles K Armstrong( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveillance and punishment in postliberation North Korea by Charles K Armstrong( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam by Charles K Armstrong( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural cold war in Korea, 1945-1950 by Charles K Armstrong( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea and the Center : dynamics of regionalism and norteast Asia( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tyranny of the weak by Charles K Armstrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Centering the periphery : Mandchurian exile(s) in the North Korean state by Charles K Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

South Korea's 'Northern policy'( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Ralph Bunche Library presents : author, Charles Armstrong by Charles K Armstrong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To much of the world, North Korea is an impenetrable mystery, its inner workings unknown and its actions toward the outside unpredictable and frequently provocative. Tyranny of the Weak reveals for the first time the motivations, processes, and effects of North Korea's foreign relations during the Cold War era. Drawing on extensive research in the archives of North Korea's present and former communist allies, including the Soviet Union, China, and East Germany, Charles K. Armstrong tells in vivid detail how North Korea managed its alliances with fellow communist states, maintained a precarious independence in the Sino-Soviet split, attempted to reach out to the capitalist West and present itself as a model for Third World development, and confronted and engaged with its archenemies, the United States and South Korea. From the invasion that set off the Korean War in June 1950 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Tyranny of the Weak shows how--despite its objective weakness--North Korea has managed for much of its history to deal with the outside world to its maximum advantage. Insisting on a path of "self-reliance" since the 1950s, North Korea has continually resisted pressure to change from enemies and allies alike. A worldview formed in the crucible of the Korean War and Cold War still maintains a powerful hold on North Korea in the twenty-first century, and understanding those historical forces is as urgent today as it was sixty years ago"--Publisher's description
Surveillance and punishment in postliberation North Korea by Charles K Armstrong( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Korea at the center dynamics of regionalism in Northeast Asia( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Amsŭtʻŭrong, Chʻalsŭ

Languages
English (91)

Korean (1)

Covers
Korean society : civil society, democracy, and the stateThe KoreasKorea at the center : dynamics of regionalism in Northeast AsiaKorea and the Center : dynamics of regionalism and norteast Asia