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The two Koreas : a contemporary history

Author: Don Oberdorfer; Robert Carlin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, A member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and updated third editionView all editions and formats
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"Ever since Korea was first divided at the end of World War II, the tension between its northern and southern halves has riveted-and threatened to embroil-the rest of the world. In this landmark history, now thoroughly revised and updated in conjunction with Korea expert Robert Carlin, veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer grippingly describes how a historically homogenous people became locked in a perpetual struggle
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Oberdorfer; Robert Carlin
ISBN: 9780465031238 0465031234
OCLC Number: 854956966
Description: xix, 519 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Where the Wild Birds Sing 1 --
The Emergence of Two Koreas 2 --
War and Its Aftermath 6 --
The Origins of Negotiation 9 --
Kim II Sung 13 --
Conversations with the South 18 --
2 The End of the Beginning 22 --
Park Chung Hee 25 --
Washington Blinks at Park's Coup 30 --
The Impact of Yashin 33 --
3 The Trouble Deepens 39 --
Tensions Increase 40 --
The Struggle with Japan 42 --
The Underground War 45 --
Challenge from the North 47 --
Echoes of Saigon 52 --
The South Korean Nuclear Weapons Program 55 --
Murder in me Demilitarized Zone 59 --
4 The Carter Chill 67 --
Carter's Withdrawal: Origins and Implementation 68 --
The View from Pyongyang 75 --
End of the Carter Withdrawal 80 --
5 Assassination and Aftermath 87 --
Growing Domestic Tensions 89 --
The Coming of Chun Doo Hwan 92 --
The Kwangju Uprising 98 --
The Fight to Save Kim Dae Jung 105 --
6 Terror and Talk 109 --
The Negotiating Track 112 --
Floods and Face-to-Face Talks 115 --
Kim II Sung and the Soviet Connection 119 --
7 The Battle for Democracy in Seoul 126 --
Chun's Succession Struggle 126 --
The Election of 1987 135 --
8 The Great Olympic Coming-Out Party 140 --
The Coming of the Olympics 140 --
The Bombing of KAL Flight 858 144 --
The Rise of Nordpolitik 146 --
Washington Launches a Modest Initiative 150 --
9 Moscow Switches Sides 154 --
The Roots of Change 156 --
Gorbachev Meets Roh 159 --
The Shevardnadze Mission 165 --
"How Long Will the Red Flag Fly?" 169 --
Soviet-South Korean Economic Negotiations 175 --
10 China Shifts its Ground 178 --
A Visit to North Korea 180 --
China Changes Course 186 --
11 Joining the Nuclear Issue 194 --
The Origins of the Nuclear Program 196 --
Nuclear Diplomacy: The American Weapons 198 --
First Steps 200 --
The December Accords 203 --
Meeting in New York 207 --
The Coming of the Inspectors 208 --
First Inspections 209 --
From Accommodation to Crisis 212 --
12 Withdrawal and Engagement 219 --
The Light-Water-Reactor Plan 224 --
Kim Young Sam Blows the Whistle 228 --
The Season of Crisis Begins 232 --
13 Showdown Over Nuclear Weapons 239 --
The Defueling Crisis 240 --
The Military Track 244 --
The Deepening Conflict 248 --
Carter in Pyongyang 256 --
14 Death and Accord 265 --
The End of an Era 268 --
The Succession of Kim Jong Il 271 --
The Framework Negotiations 274 --
Fallout from the Agreed Framework 280 --
The Kim Jong Il Regime 281 --
Visit to Pyongyang 283 --
The Struggle over the Reactors 285 --
15 North Korea in Crisis 289 --
Political Earthquake in Seoul 295 --
Summit Diplomacy and the Four-Party Proposal 299 --
The Submarine Incursion 302 --
North Korea's Steep Decline 308 --
The Passage of Hwang Jang Yop 312 --
The Two Koreas in Time of Trouble 316 --
16 Turn Toward Engagement 319 --
Into the Heavens, Under the Earth 319 --
Toward an Aid-Based State 323 --
Perry to the Rescue 326 --
Toward the June Summit 330 --
Summit in Pyongyang 335 --
Engaging the United States 340 --
17 The End of the Agreed Framework 347 --
A Rocky Start 350 --
The Impact of 9/11 356 --
Threads Come Together: Japan-North Korea Talks 359 --
Slouching Toward the Cliff 362 --
Kim Jong Il's Progress 364 --
The Unquiet Americans 366 --
The Morning After 372 --
18 Trouble in the Us-Rok Alliance 381 --
Problems for Diplomacy 382 --
Sunshine, Barely 385 --
Tensions Rise 392 --
The Six-Party Mirage 395 --
Nuclear Peek-a-Boo 398 --
A Year of Zigzags 400 --
The End of KEDO 411 --
Traction, at Last 413 --
Rumble in Punggye 416 --
19 The Emperor's New Clothes 419 --
Signs of Succession 424 --
Diplomatic Downturn 427 --
A Terrible Start 431 --
Clinton's Visit 435 --
Turning to the South 437 --
A Second North-South Summit, but Not a Third 439 --
Secret Talks, Public Clashes 443 --
The Rise of Chinese Influence 446 --
Rare Backlash 449 --
Yeonpyeong Island 451 --
Kim Jong Il's Death and Beyond 452 --
The New Look 456.
Responsibility: Don Oberdorfer and Robert Carlin.

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