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xii, 472 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Part 1. Contexts
  • Militarizing time: waves of war
  • Militarizing minds: new ideas of army and nation
  • Militarizing places and persons: academies and cadets
  • Part 2. Academy culture and practice
  • Politics and status: special favor
  • Politics and power: a singular duty
  • State and society: revolution, reform, control
  • Tactics and spirit: certain victory
  • Order and discipline: joyful submission.
For South Koreans, the twenty years from the early 1960s to late 1970s were the best and worst of times a period of unprecedented economic growth and of political oppression that deepened as prosperity spread. In this masterly account, Carter J. Eckert finds the roots of South Korea s dramatic socioeconomic transformation in the country s long history of militarization a history personified in South Korea s paramount leader, Park Chung Hee.The first volume of a comprehensive two-part history, Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866 1945 reveals how the foundations of the dynamic but strongly authoritarian Korean state that emerged under Park were laid during the period of Japanese occupation. As a cadet in the Manchurian Military Academy, Park and his fellow officers absorbed the Imperial Japanese Army s ethos of victory at all costs and absolute obedience to authority. Japanese military culture decisively shaped Korea s postwar generation of military leaders. When Park seized power in an army coup in 1961, he brought this training and mentality to bear on the project of Korean modernization.Korean society under Park exuded a distinctively martial character, Eckert shows. Its hallmarks included the belief that the army should intervene in politics in times of crisis; that a central authority should plan and monitor the country s economic system; that the Korean people s can do spirit would allow them to overcome any challenge; and that the state should maintain a strong disciplinary presence in society, reserving the right to use violence to maintain order.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674659865 20161228
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
202 pages.
  • Toward a new model of engaging skilled foreigners
  • Foreign students in Korea
  • Korean students overseas
  • The Korean diaspora
  • Expatriate Indians and Korean engineering
  • Toward a global Korea.
"Global Talent" seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges between host and home countries. Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi build on an emerging stream of research that conceptualizes global labor mobility as a positive-sum game in which countries and businesses benefit from building ties across geographic space, rather than the zero-sum game implied by the "global war for talent" and "brain drain" metaphors. The book empirically demonstrates its thesis by examination of the case of Korea: a state archetypical of those that have been embracing economic globalization while facing a demographic crisis--and one where the dominant narrative on the recruitment of skilled foreigners is largely negative. It reveals the unique benefits that foreign students and professionals can provide to Korea, by enhancing Korean firms' competitiveness in the global marketplace and by generating new jobs for Korean citizens rather than taking them away. As this research and its key findings are relevant to other advanced societies that seek to utilize skilled foreigners for economic development, the arguments made in this book offer insights that extend well beyond the Korean experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804794336 20160618
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : protest dialectics and South Korea's democracy movement
  • The making of the authoritarian state
  • Consolidating authoritarianism
  • The rise and fall of the student movement
  • The emergence of Christian activism
  • The politicization of journalists and lawyers
  • Tactical adaptation and the rise of human rights
  • Repression and the formation of alliances
  • Conclusion : the legacy of the 1970s democracy movement.
1970s South Korea is characterized by many as the "dark age for democracy." Most scholarship on South Korea's democracy movement and civil society has focused on the "student revolution" in 1960 and the large protest cycles in the 1980s which were followed by Korea's transition to democracy in 1987. But in his groundbreaking work of political and social history of 1970s South Korea, Paul Chang highlights the importance of understanding the emergence and evolution of the democracy movement in this oft-ignored decade. "Protest Dialectics" journeys back to 1970s South Korea and provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the numerous events in the 1970s that laid the groundwork for the 1980s democracy movement and the formation of civil society today. Chang shows how the narrative of the 1970s as democracy's "dark age" obfuscates the important material and discursive developments that became the foundations for the movement in the 1980s which, in turn, paved the way for the institutionalization of civil society after transition in 1987. To correct for these oversights in the literature and to better understand the origins of South Korea's vibrant social movement sector this book presents a comprehensive analysis of the emergence and evolution of the democracy movement in the 1970s.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804791465 20160618
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xxii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Korea and Taiwan : new challenges for maturing democracies / Larry Diamond and Gi-Wook Shin
  • Trends in attitudes toward democracy in Korea and Taiwan / Chong-Min Park and Yun-han Chu
  • The party system in Korea and identity politics / Jiyoon Kim
  • Political parties and identity politics in Taiwan / Shelley Rigger
  • Digital media and the transformation of politics in Korea / Minjeong Kim and Han Woo Park
  • Digital media and the transformation of politics in Taiwan / Chen-dong Tso
  • Global ascendance, domestic fracture : Korea's economic transformation since 1997 / Yoonkyung Lee
  • Challenges for the maturing Taiwan economy / Wan-wen Chu
  • Democratization and health care : the case of Korea in financing and equity / Sangho Moon
  • The aging society and social policy in Taiwan / Wan-I Lin
  • Influencing South Korea's democracy : China, North Korea, and defectors / Katharine H.S. Moon
  • China's rise and other global trends : implications for Taiwan democracy / Richard Bush.
New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach - and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the politics of the democratization processes. This book, utilizing a broad, interdisciplinary approach, pays careful attention to post-democratization phenomena and the key issues that arise in maturing democracies. What emerges is a picture of two evolving democracies, now secure, but still imperfect and at times disappointing to their citizens - a common feature and challenge of democratic maturation. The book demonstrates that it will fall to the elected political leaders of these two countries to rise above narrow and immediate party interests to mobilize consensus and craft policies that will guide the structural adaptation and reinvigoration of the society and economy in an era that clearly presents for both countries not only steep challenges but also new opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804789189 20160612
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xxx, 256 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Life in the DPRK
  • Foreigners in the DPRK
  • The nature of the DPRK regime
  • Dealing with the DPRK.
Coverage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) all too often focuses solely on nuclear proliferation, military parades, and the personality cult of its leaders. As the British ambassador to North Korea, John Everard had the rare experience of living there from 2006, when the DPRK conducted its first nuclear test, to 2008. While stationed in Pyongyang, Everard's travels around the nation provided him with numerous opportunities to meet and converse with North Koreans. Only Beautiful, Please goes beyond official North Korea to unveil the human dimension of life in that hermetic nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781931368254 20160610
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xix, 415 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
  • Pt. I. Inter-Korean summit, 2000
  • pt. II. The search for new inter-Korean relations, 1989-1993
  • pt. III. Sunshine Policy
  • pt. IV. Unfinished mission
  • Appendix : essential documents.
More than two decades after the Cold War ended elsewhere, it continues undiminished on the Korean Peninsula. The division of the Korean nation into competing North and South Korean states and the destructive war that followed constitute one of the great, and still unresolved, tragedies of the 20th century. Peacemaker is the memoir of Lim Dong-won, former South Korean unification minister and architect of Nobel Peace Prize winner Kim Dae-Jung's sunshine policy toward North Korea.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781931368278 20160612
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xiii, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION 1: Democratization and the Evolution of Social Movements in Korea: Institutionalization and Diffusion, Paul Y. Chang and Gi-Wook Shin PART I: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION 2: The Korean Democracy Movement: an Empirical Overview, Gi-Wook Shin, Paul Y. Chang, Jung-eun Lee and Sookyung Kim 3: From Minjung to the Simin: The Discursive Shift in Korean Social Movements, Namhee Lee 4: Exorcizing the Ghosts of Kwangju: Policing Protest in the Post-Authoritarian Era, Jong Bum Kwon PART II: INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS 5: Origins of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea: Global and Domestic Causes, Jeong-Woo Koo 6: From the Streets to the Courts: PSPD's Legal Strategy and the Institutionalization of Social Movements, Joon Seok Hong 7: The Entry of Past Activists into the National Assembly and South Korea's Participation in the Iraq War, Sookyung Kim and Paul Y. Chang 8: The Consequences of Government Funding for Environmental NGOs in South Korea, Chang Bum Ju 9: The Institutionalization of the Women's Movement and Gender Legislation, Chan S. Suh, Eun Sil Oh and Yoon S. Choi PART III: SPIN OFF MOVEMENTS AND DIFFUSION PROCESSES 10: Citizen Journalism: The Transformation of the Democratic Media Movement, Thomas Kern and Sang-hui Nam 11: New Activist Cultural Production: Independent Filmmakers, the Post-Authoritarian State, and New Capital Flows in South Korea, Young-a Park 12: The Korean Gay and Lesbian Movement 1993-2008: From "Identity" and "Community" to "Human Rights", Hyun-young Kwon Kim and John (Song Pae) Cho 13: Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun): The Evolution of Its Legal Mobilization Process Since 1988, Patricia Goedde 14: Left Out: People's Solidarity for Social Progress and the Evolution of Minjung After Authoritarianism, Alice S. Kim APPENDIX: The Stanford Korea Democracy Project.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415619974 20160606
This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period. The contributors explore the transformation of Korean social movements from the democracy campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s to the rise of civil society struggles after 1987. South Korea was ruled by successive authoritarian regimes from 1948 to 1987 when the government decided to re-establish direct presidential elections. The book contends that the transition to a democratic government was motivated, in part, by the pressure from social movement groups that fought the state to bring about such democracy. After the transition, however, the movement groups found themselves in a qualitatively different political context which in turn galvanized the evolution of the social movement sector. Including an impressive array of case studies ranging from the women's movement, to environmental NGOs, and from cultural production to law, the contributors to this book enrich our understanding of the democratization process in Korea, and show that the social movement sector remains an important player in Korean politics today. This book will appeal to students and scholars of Korean studies, Asian politics, political history and social movements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415619974 20160606
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xii, 314 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-195-01, HISTORY-395-01, HISTORY-95-01, INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xii, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : minjung, history, and historical subjectivity
  • The construction of minjung
  • Anticommunism and North Korea
  • Anti-Americanism and chuch'e sasang
  • The undonggwŏn as a counterpublic sphere
  • Between indeterminacy and radical critique : madanggŭk, ritual, and protest
  • The alliance between labor and intellectuals
  • "To be reborn as revolutionary workers" : Gramscian fusion and Leninist vanguardism
  • The subject as the subjected : intellectuals and workers in labor literature
  • Conclusion : the minjung movement as history.
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
307 p.
  • Introduction: explaining the roots and politics of Korean nationalism
  • Pan-Asianism and nationalism
  • Colonial racism and nationalism
  • International socialism and nationalism
  • North korea and "socialism of our style"
  • Ilmin chuui and "modernization of the fatherland"
  • Contentious politics
  • Universalism and particularism in nation building
  • Tradition, modernity, and nation
  • Division and politics of national representation
  • Nation, history, and politics
  • Ethnic identity and national unification
  • Between nationalism and globalization
  • Conclusion: genealogy, legacy, and future.
This book explains the roots, politics, and legacy of Korean ethnic nationalism, which is based on the sense of a shared bloodline and ancestry. Belief in a racially distinct and ethnically homogeneous nation is widely shared on both sides of the Korean peninsula, although some scholars believe it is a myth with little historical basis. Finding both positions problematic and treating identity formation as a social and historical construct that has crucial behavioral consequences, this book examines how such a blood-based notion has become a dominant source of Korean identity, overriding other forms of identity in the modern era. It also looks at how the politics of national identity have played out in various contexts in Korea: semicolonialism, civil war, authoritarian politics, democratization, territorial division, and globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804754088 20160528
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xii, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
x, 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library, Hoover Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xiii, 466 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The 12 chapters in this volume seek to overcome the nationalist paradigm of Japanese repression and exploitation versus Korean resistance that has dominated the study of Korea's colonial period (1910-1945) by adopting a more inclusive, pluralistic approach that stresses the complex relations among colonialism, modernity, and nationalism. By addressing such diverse subjects as the colonial legal system, radio, telecommunications, the rural economy, and industrialization and the formation of industrial labour, one group of essays analyzes how various aspects of modernity emerged in the colonial context and how they were mobilized by the Japanese for colonial domination, with often unexpected results. A second group examines the development of various forms of identity from nation to gender to class, particularly how aspects of colonial modernity facilitated their formation through negotiation, contestation, and redefinition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674142558 20160527 ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xvii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
138 p.
  • A new wave of industrialization-- Taiwan-- South Korea-- Hong Kong and Singapore-- toward an explanation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674315259 20160527
Japan and the four little dragons - Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore - constitute less than one percent of the world's land mass and less than four percent of the world's population. Yet since the 1950s they have become, with Europe and North America, one of the three great pillars of the modern industrial world order. How did they achieve such a rapid industrial transformation? Why did the four little dragons gain such Promethean energy at this particular time in history? Ezra F. Vogel, provides an explanation of East Asia's industrial breakthough. While others have attributed this success to tradition or to national economic policy, Vogel analysis illuminates how the cultural backgound interacted with politics, strategy, and situational factors to ignite the greatest burst of sustained economic growth the world has yet seen. Vogel describes how each of the four little dragons acquired the political stability needed to take advantage of the special opportunities available to would-be industrializers after World War II. He traces how each little dragon devised a structure and a strategy to hasten industrialization and how firms acquired the entrepreneurial skill, capital, and technology to produce internationally competitive goods. Vogel aims to pinpoint how institutions and cultural practices rooted in the Confucian tradition were adapted to the needs of an industrial society, enabling East Asia to use its special situational advantages to respond to global opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674315259 20160527
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xi, 280 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01
xvi, 379 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Korea's mode of industrialization-- Part I: The state and business: History and policies-- A history of backwardness-- The ABCs of Japanese and Korean accumulation-- The growth dynamic-- The spiraling of market power-- Getting relative prices "wrong": A summary-- Part II: Salaried management and human resources: The rise of salaried managers: Automobile manufacturing-- The paradox of "unlimited" labor and rising wages-- The boom in education-- Part III: The dynamics of dynamic comparative advantage: The switch in industrial leadership-- The world's largest shipbuilder-- The triumph of steel-- From learner to teacher.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195058529 20160527
The rise of South Korea as a major economic power in the Far East, challenging even Japan for world markets, has been widely noted. This is a book about how late industrialization, taking place in the 20th century, especially since the Second World War, has brought about the growth of the South Korean economy. It also compares the late industrialization experiences of other countries such as Taiwan, Brazil, Turkey, India, and Mexico, and draws conclusions regarding why some countries have been successful and others have not. The author argues that Korea has been successful because the government not only subsidized and protected certain industries, but it also demanded strict performance standards from those it helped. The author also examines the role of labour and education in creating good conditions for economic growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195058529 20160527
While much attention has been focused on Japan's meteoric rise as an economic power, South Korea has been quietly emerging as the next industrial giant to penetrate the world market. South Korea is one of a series of countries (ranging from Taiwan, India, Brazil, and Turkey, to Mexico, and including Japan) to have succeeded through borrowing foreign technology rather than by generating new products or processes. Describing such countries as 'late-industrializers, ' Amsden demonstrates why South Korea has become the most successful of this group.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195076035 20160528
Green Library
INTNLREL-143-01, SOC-111-01, SOC-211-01