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The Park Chung Hee era : the transformation of South Korea

Author: Byung-Kook Kim; Ezra F Vogel
Publisher: Cambridge, MA ; London : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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In 1961 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979 it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society in the making, which would lead to a democratic breakthrough eight years later. The transformation took place during the years of Park Chung Heeʹs presidency. Park seized power in a coup in 1961 and ruled as a virtual dictator until his assassination in October 1979. He is credited with modernizing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Chung Hee Park; Chung Hee Park
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byung-Kook Kim; Ezra F Vogel
ISBN: 9780674058200 0674058208 9780674072312 0674072316
OCLC Number: 974833607
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Nominated for James B. Palais Prize 2013
Description: VII, 744 str. ; 24 cm
Contents: Vsebuje tudi: Part one. Born in a crisis. State building: the Military Junta's path to modernity through administrative reforms --
Part two. Politics. The labyrinth of solitude: Park and the exercise of presidential power --
The origins of the Yushin Regime: Machiavelli unveiled --
Part three. Economy and society. The Chaebol --
Pohang Iron & Steel Company --
The Chaeya --
Part four. International relations. The Vietnam War: South Korea's search for national security --
Part five. Comparative perspective. Nation rebuilders: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Lee Kuan Yew, Deng Xiaoping, and Park Chung Hee --
Reflections on a reverse image: South Korea under Park Chung Hee and the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos --
Conclusion: the Post-Park Era.
Other Titles: Transformation of South Korea
Responsibility: edited by Byung-Kook Kim, Ezra F. Vogel.

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In 1961 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979, it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society that led to democracy eight years later. This volume examines the transformation as  Read more...

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This remarkable book will establish itself as the most significant work on the Park period. -- Stephan Haggard, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of Read more...

 
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