Making of Modern Korea

ISBN-10: 0415414830
ISBN-13: 9780415414838
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Adrian Buzo
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Koreas regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyses the influence of bigger and more powerful states on the peninsula of Korea. Key features of the book include: comprehensive coverage of Korean history up-to-date analysis of important contemporary developments, including North Koreas controversial missile and nuclear tests comparative focus on North and South Korea Korea examined within its regional context a detailed chronology and suggestions for further reading. The Making of Modern Korea is a valuable one-volume resource for students of modern Korean history, international politics and Asian Studies.

Preface
Map
Introduction
Joined to the empire, 1910-31
The consolidation of colonial power
The March First Movement
The Japanese response
Korean society in the 1920s
Korean nationalism
Conclusion
The dark gulf, 1931-45
Japanese policy
The Korean economy in the 1930s
Korean resistance
Conclusion
Bitter liberty, 1945-48
Occupying Korea: the first moves
The Moscow Agreement and its aftermath
Conclusion
The supreme disaster, 1948-53
The two Koreas, 1948-50
The road to war
Negotiations
The Koreans' war
Conclusion
The mastery of despair, 1953-71
After the war: the DPRK
After the war: the ROK
The Second Republic
Park Chung-hee and the beginnings of the ROK industrial state
Conclusion
Reversal of fortunes, 1971-80
The talks begin
The DPRK in the 1970s
The Yushin years in the ROK: Park's authoritarian state
The ROK economy in the 1970s
ROK society in the 1970s
Conclusion
Divergent courses, 1980-92
The Kim Jong Il ascendancy
The ROK Fifth Republic
The Roh administration
ROK society in the 1980s
Conclusion
Hallowed by the price, 1992-2006
The North in trouble
The Kim Young Sam administration
The Kim Dae Jung administration
The Roh Moo-hyun administration
ROK society in the 1990s
Concluding remarks
Major events, 1910-2006
Index

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