eFocus on Korea
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One of our most popular eBook packages is eFocus on Korea. The Korean peninsula is tiny compared to the landmass of other parts of the world, but dominates world headlines. A lot of literature has been written on the culture, history and economy of the two Koreas. Our eFocus on Korea eBook collection brings together, for the first time, our finest texts on the subject.
Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture – something that has brought about a wide range of...
Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge
Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series
This book provides the first English translation of some of the central archival material concerning the development of New Woman (sin yosong) in Korea during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. It includes selected writings of both women and men who put forward...
Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge
A Critical Perspective
The growing importance of the Korean economy in the global arena and the spread of the so-called ‘Korean wave’ in Asia mean there is an increasing desire to understand contemporary Korean Society. To this end, this book provides a critical and progressive analysis of the diverse issues that impact...
Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge
A Broadband Nirvana?
This book investigates the contextual factors that led to Korean society becoming ‘broadband heaven’ — the most wired nation in the world — by scrutinizing the historical contexts surrounding the Korean Information Infrastructure (KII) project (1995–2005), which aimed to establish a nationwide...
Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge
This book examines how social movements in previously authoritarian contexts evolve after a democratic transition. It looks into how democratic change shapes the trajectory of social movements, and how social movements affect the pace and direction of democracy in turn, using South Korea as a...
To Be Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge
In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from...
Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge
The Untold History of the Film Industry
Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 compares and contrasts the development of cinema in Korea during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) and US Army Military (1945-1948) periods within the larger context of cinemas in occupied territories. It differs from previous studies by drawing links between...
Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge
Building an Information Society
This book explores the role of digital information and communications technology in South Korea’s development, starting with and building upon the crucial developments of the 1980s. Its perspective draws on the information society concept and on a conceptual model of strategic restructuring of...
Published March 8th 2011 by Routledge