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The Making of Modern Korea

2nd Edition

By Adrian Buzo

Routledge – 2008 – 216 pages

Series: Asia's Transformations

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    978-0-415-41483-8
    December 19th 2007
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    978-0-415-41482-1
    December 20th 2007

Description

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.

Key features of the book include:

  • comprehensive coverage of Korean history
  • up-to-date analysis of important contemporary developments, including North Korea’s controversial missile and nuclear tests
  • comparative focus on North and South Korea
  • an examination of Korea 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.

Reviews

"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

Contents

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

Name: The Making of Modern Korea: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Adrian Buzo. 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,...
Categories: Asian History, Korean Studies, Asian Politics, Asian History, Asian Studies, Asian Politics