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Korea : the Impossible Country.

Author: Daniel Tudor
Publisher: Boston : Tuttle Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just fifty years into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves as a model for other  Read more...
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Tudor, Daniel.
Korea: The Impossible Country.
Boston : Tuttle Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Tudor
ISBN: 9781462910229 146291022X
OCLC Number: 818814904
Notes: Epilogue: Where Is the Champagne?Index.
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments, Caveats, and a Note on Names; Introduction; A Brief History of Korea; PART ONE Foundations; 1. Shamanism and the Spirit World; 2. Buddhism; 3. Confucianism; 4. Christianity; 5. Capitalism with a Korean Face; 6. Democracy: Beyond Asian Values; PART TWO Cultural Codes; 7. Jeong --
The Invisible Hug; 8. Competition; 9. Chemyon, or Face; 10. Han and Heung: The Deep Sadness and Pure Joy in the Korean Mind; 11. From Clan to Nuclear Family; 12. Neophilia; PART THREE Hyun-shil: Cold Reality; 13. North Korea: Friend, Foe, or Foreigner; 14. Politics and the Media. 15. Onward, Industrial Soldiers16. ""More Important Than the Business Itself""; 17. Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Perfect; 18. English Mania; PART FOUR In the Hours Not Spent Working; 19. Living Space: From Hanok to Apartment Houses and Back Again; 20. Four Seasons at the Dinner Table; 21. Cinema: Boom, Bust, and Brilliance; 22. More than K-Pop; 23. Work All Day, Stay Out All Night; PART FIVE More of ""Us, "" Less of ""Them""; 24. Defensive Nationalism; 25. Multicultural Korea?; 26. "It's Our Turn"; 27. "We Are Not Aliens, From Another Cosmos"; 28. A Woman's Place Is in the Office.

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[Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just fifty years into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves as a model for other countries. With no natural resources and a tradition of authoritarian rule, Korea managed to accomplish a second Asian miracle. Daniel Tudor is a journalist who h.

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