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Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

Korea is currently experiencing its most significant transformations since the end of the Korean war. This series is a showcase for the latest research on North and South Korea. The series is interdisciplinary in its focus.

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21-29 of 29 results in Routledge Advances in Korean Studies
  1. The Development of Modern South Korea

    State Formation, Capitalist Development and National Identity

    By Kyong Ju Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The Development of Modern South Korea provides a comprehensive analysis of South Korean modernization by examining the dimensions of state formation, capitalist development and nationalism. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach this book highlights the most...

    Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea

    Journeys of Hope

    By Youna Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Fusing audience research and ethnography, the book presents a compelling account of women’s changing lives and identities in relation to the impact of the most popular media culture in everyday life: television. Within the historically-specific social conditions of Korean modernity, Youna Kim...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea

    Edited by Yun-shik Chang, Steven Hugh Lee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This edited collection traces the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of Korea’s dramatic transformation since the late nineteenth century. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the chapters examine the internal and external forces which facilitated the transition towards...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Korea in the New Asia

    East Asian Integration and the China Factor

    Edited by Francoise Nicolas

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Since the late 1970s a number of regional developments have impacted upon South Korea’s political and economic standing in Asia. China’s spectacular growth and closer integration with its neighbouring economies, along with a tendency toward more assertive political and diplomatic activity, have...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  5. North Korea in the World Economy

    Edited by Eun Kwan Choi, E. Han Kim, Yesook Merrill

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Mention North Korea to people today and they will conjure up many unflattering images, particularly in the wake of George W. Bush denouncing the state as part of an "axis of evil". Despite this cold war type rhetoric, the state of North Korea has begun to recognise the difficult challenges that it...

    Published May 14th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Social and Economic Policies in Korea

    Ideas, Networks and Linkages

    By Dong-Myeon Shin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The sustained remarkable economic growth in the East Asian countries - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore - has brought about a great deal of debate over the role of the state in the market and society. Shin analyses the dynamic process of state interventions in the economy and...

    Published March 26th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Market and Society in Korea

    Interest, Institution and the Textile Industry

    By Dennis McNamara

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Assessing the roles of capital, labour, and state, McNamara discovers a distinctive style of interest bargaining to bridge uncertainties and foster entrepreneurship. The textile industry serves as a microcosm of the broader social changes of the past five decades. Dramatic transitions from family...

    Published April 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  8. Korean Multinationals in Europe

    By Judith Cherry

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Explores Korean foreign direct investment, putting forward a theoretical framework to explain why the Korean conglomerates felt compelled to invest in western, central and eastern Europe....

    Published December 20th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Economic Reform in South Korea

    A Fragile Miracle

    By Tat Yan Kong

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This comprehensive and authoritative account of the development of the Korean economy combines an historical approach with a substantial treatment of the new economy. Its fresh analysis of the recent transition and systematic treatment of labour issues represent a significant contribution to the...

    Published September 27th 2000 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea: The Leader State
    By Jae-Cheon Lim
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  2. De-Bordering Korea: Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy
    Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  3. Transition and Corporatism in South Korea
    By Myung Joon Park
    To Be Published July 30th 2015

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