The Making of Modern Korea
By Adrian Buzo
Routledge – 2008 – 216 pages
Series: Asia's Transformations
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 Korea’s regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyzes the influence of bigger and more powerful states on the peninsula of Korea.
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The Making of Modern Korea is a valuable one-volume resource for students of modern Korean history, international politics and Asian Studies.
"Adrian Buzo has provided an engaging text whose crystal-clear layout, pacing, and expert content is well worth the read." - Adam Cathcart, Pacific Lutheran University, Acta Koreana, Vol.11, No.3, 2008
1. Joined to the Empire, 1910-31 2. The Dark Gulf, 1931-45 3. Bitter Liberty, 1945-48 4. The Supreme Disaster, 1948-53 5. The Mastery of Despair, 1953-71 6. Reversal of Fortunes, 1971-80 7. Divergent Courses, 1980-92 8. Hallowed by the price, 1992-2006 Major Events, 1910-2006