Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (Updated)

Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (Updated)


"Passionate, cantankerous, and engaging. a bit like Korea itself."--Nicholas D. Kristof, New York occasions ebook Review

Korea has persisted a "fractured, shattered 20th century," and this up to date version brings Bruce Cumings's top background of the fashionable period into the current. The small kingdom, overshadowed within the imperial period, filled opposed to nice powers throughout the chilly battle, and divided and decimated via the Korean battle, has lately noticeable the 1st genuine tricks of reunification. yet confident routine ahead are tempered by way of problematical steps backward. within the overdue Nineties South Korea survived its such a lot critical financial predicament because the Korean struggle, forcing a winning restructuring of its political financial system. anguish via floods, droughts, and a famine that rate the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals, North Korea has been classified a part of an "axis of evil" through the George W. Bush management and has renewed its nuclear threats. On either side Korea turns out poised to proceed its fractured lifestyles on into the hot century, with strength ramifications for the remainder of the area. 25 illustrations

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