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South Korea : a country study

Author: Andrea Matles Savada; William Shaw; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [1992]
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: South Korea
(OCoLC)44243583
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South Korea.
Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., [1992]
(OCoLC)622919151
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Matles Savada; William Shaw; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
ISBN: 0844407364 9780844407364 0160403251 9780160403255
OCLC Number: 24667208
Notes: "Research completed June 1990."
Supercedes the 1982 ed. of South Korea : a country study, edited by Frederica M. Bunge and prepared by Foreign Area Studies, American University.
Description: xli, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins of the Korean nation --
The three kingdoms period --
The evolution of Korean society. Silla ; Koryŏ --
The Chosŏn dynasty --
Characteristics of society under the dynasties. Cultural expression ; Korean identity ; Political and social institutions --
Korea under Japanese rule --
World War II and Korea --
South Korea under United States occupation, 1945-48. Economy and society ; Establishment of the Republic of Korea --
The Korean War, 1950-53 --
The Syngman Rhee era, 1948-60. The political environment ; Society under Rhee ; The postwar economy --
The democratic interlude --
South Korea under Park Chung Hee, 1961-79. The military in politics ; Economic development ; Society under Park ; Foreign relations --
The transition. The Democratic Republican Party ; The New Democratic Party --
Students in 1980 --
General Chun Doo Hwan takes over. The Kwangju uprising ; The Chun regime ; The 1980 constitution ; Purges ; Chun's "cultural revolution" ; Economic performance ; Foreign policy ; The demise of the Chun regime --
Physical environment. Land area and borders ; Topography and drainage ; Climate --
Population. Population trends ; Population settlement patterns ; Urbanization ; Koreans living overseas --
Social structure and values. Traditional social structure ; The emergence of a modern society ; Social classes in contemporary South Korea ; Traditional family life ; Family and social life in the cities ; Changing role of women --
Cultural identity. Korea and Japan ; The Korean language --
Education. Primary and secondary schools ; Higher education ; College student activism --
Religion. Religious traditions ; Religion in contemporary South Korea --
Public health and welfare. Health conditions ; Health care and social welfare --
The Japanese role in Korea's economic development --
The government role in economic development. Industrial policies ; Economic plans ; Revenues and expenditures --
The government and public and private corporations. The origins and development of chaebŏl ; The role of public enterprise ; Pohang Iron and Steel Company ; Korea Electric Power Corporation --
Financing development --
Industry. Steel ; Electronics ; Shipbuilding ; Automobiles and automotive parts ; Armaments ; Construction ; Textiles and footwear ; Chemicals --
Energy --
Agriculture. Major crops ; Forestry and fishing ; The agricultural crisis of the late 1980s ; Prospects --
Service industries. Money and banking ; Small and medium-sized businesses --
The labor force. Wages and living conditions ; Industrial safety --
Transportation and telecommunications. Roads ; Subways and railroads ; Civil aviation ; Telecommunications. [cont.] Foreign economic relations. Aid, loans, and investment ; Foreign trade policy ; Exports and imports --
Korea in the year 2000. The setting ; The role of science and technology ; The economic future --
The constitutional framework --
The government. The legislature ; The executive ; The state council ; The presidential secretariat ; The judiciary ; The civil service ; Local administration --
Political dynamics. Compromise and reform: July-December 1987 ; Events in 1988 ; Returning to the politics of national security, 1989 ; Parties and leaders ; Interest groups --
Political extremism and political violence --
Human rights --
The media / Roy U.T. Kim --
Foreign policy. Organization and operation ; Basic goals and accomplishments ; Relations with the United States ; Relations with the Soviet Union ; Relations with Japan ; Relations with China ; Relations with North Korea ; Relations with international organizations and the Third World ; Future prospects --
Development of the armed forces. Koguryŏ, Silla, and Koryŏ kingdoms ; The Chosŏn dynasty and the Japanese colonial period ; The South Korean army after World War II ; War on the Korean Peninsula ; South Korea's response to the North Korean military buildup --
The military's role in society --
Organization and equipment of the armed forces. Army ; Air force ; Navy and marine corps ; Reserve and civil defense forces ; Recruitment, training, and conditions of service ; Officers and noncommissioned officers ; Enlisted personnel ; Uniforms, ranks, and insignia --
Defense spending and military production --
Strategic planning for war. United States forces in Korea ; South Korean and United States cooperation / Guy R. Arrigoni --
Internal security. The threat from the North ; Seoul's response --
Intelligence agencies. The Agency for National Security Planning ; The Defense Security Command --
Korean national police --
Criminal justice. Crime ; Criminal procedure --
List of figures. Administrative divisions of South Korea, 1990 ; Korea during the three kingdoms period, fifth to sixth centuries A.D. ; South Korea in its Asian setting, 1990 ; Topography and drainage ; Average annual rainfall ; Population growth rate, selected years, 1949-85 ; Rural and urban population distribution, selected years, 1955-85 ; Increase in licensed health care personnel, selected years, 1955-85 ; Selected industrial and mining activity, 1988 ; Employment by sector, 1980 and 1988 ; Transportation system, 1988 ; Structure of the government, 1989 ; Comparative growth of the armed forces of South Korea and North Korea, 1950-90 ; Deployment of South Korean and United States forces in South Korea, 1990 ; Officer and enlisted ranks and insignia, 1990 ; Comparison of defense expenditures, South Korea and North Korea, 1978-88 ; Organization of South Korean and United States forces in South Korea, 1988 ; Organization of the Korean national police, 1989.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-41.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Andrea Matles Savada and William Shaw.
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