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Korea, a century of change

Author: Jürgen Kleiner
Publisher: River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2001.
Series: Economic ideas leading to the 21st century, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides even-handed coverage of Korea's turbulent history during the last 100 years, from seclusion to division. It focuses particularly on the development of the two different and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Kleiner
ISBN: 9810246579 9789810246570
OCLC Number: 48993770
Description: xvii, 425 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Korea and the modern age : The hermit kingdom --
Within reach of the world powers --
The Japanese rule. Part 2. Divided Korea : The origins of the division of Korea --
The Korean War phase one : toward reunification --
The Korean War phase two : the division hardens. Part 3. Politics and economics in the Republic of Korea : Syngman Rhee's Korea --
The rise of Park Chung Hee --
The Yushin system --
Steps to power --
No better country? --
"Down with military dictatorship" --
The beginnings of democratic rule --
Civilian leadership --
The economy. Part 4. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea : The state of Kim Il Sung --
North Korea under the son. Part 5. Foreign relations : South Korea's great partner --
The neighbor in the East --
Northern policy --
North Korea's foreign partners --
Nuclear dangers and beyond. Part 6. South-North relations : Confrontation and dialogue.
Series Title: Economic ideas leading to the 21st century, v. 6.
Responsibility: Juergen Kleiner.

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