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The division system in crisis : essays on contemporary Korea

Author: Nak-ch'ŏng Paek
Publisher: Berkeley : Global, Area, and International Archive, University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: Seoul-California series in Korean studies, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume represents the first English-language collection by the renowned Korean cultural and political critic Paik Nak-chung. Paik's omnipresent theme is the 'division system' on the Korean peninsula, the peculiar logic by which one nation remains divided into two states. These deeply humanistic essays foreground the needs of ordinary citizens and call for globally relevant solutions to Korea's divided  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Paek, Nak-ch'ŏng,
Division system in crisis
1938-
(OCoLC)640095616
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nak-ch'ŏng Paek
ISBN: 0984590919 9780984590919 9780520098831 0520098838 9780520289888 0520289889
OCLC Number: 640095716
Language Note: Translation of: Hŭndŭllinŭn pundan chʻeje, 1998.
Description: xxi, 257 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Making the movement for overcoming the division system a daily practice --
The reunification project in the "age of the IMF" --
National literature, the division system, and overcoming modernity : some fragmentary thoughts --
The ecological imagination in overcoming the division system --
The culture of reform and the division system --
Habermas on national unification in Germany and Korea --
The possibility and significance of a Korean ethnic community of the twenty-first century --
A rejoiner to Kim Yŏng-ho's critique of the discourse of the division system --
The historical significance of the June uprising for democracy and the meaning of its tenth anniversary --
Song Chŏngan's proposals for state building as a doctrine for reunification --
Korean-style reunification and civic participation : South Korea's civil society as the "Third Party" on the Korean Peninsula --
Another moment of trial in implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration --
Reflections on Korea in 2010 : trials and prospects for recovering common senses in 2011.
Series Title: Seoul-California series in Korean studies, 2.
Other Titles: Hŭndŭllinŭn pundan chʻeje.
Responsibility: Paik Nak-chung ; translated by Kim Myung-hwan [and others] with the collaboration of the author ; foreword by Bruce Cumings.

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Paik Nak-chung is one of Korea's most incisive contemporary public intellectuals. By training a literary scholar, he is perhaps best known as an eloquent cultural and political critic. This volume  Read more...

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