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  • 'History Wars' and Reconciliation in Japan and Korea: The Roles of Historians, Artists and Activists

    By Michael Lewis

    Our Price: $129.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137541024
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • All Monsters Must Die: An Excursion to North Korea

    By Magnus Bartas

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781770898806
    • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
    • Published: January 2016
    Presents an overview of North Korea, as the isolated country celebrates its 60th anniversary, through a discussion of the country's history from the Japanese occupation and the Korean War, to the Juche ideology and the establishment of the Kim dynasty. Original.
  • The Ambivalent Consumer: Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West

    By Sheldon Garon

    Our Price: $35.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801473029
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: July 2006
  • The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

    By Chol-hwan Kang

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465011049
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: August 2005
    North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education." Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history. New edition with a new preface by the author.
  • The Archaeology of Korea (Cambridge World Archaeology)

    By Sarah Milledge Nelson

    Our Price: $77.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521407830
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 1993
  • Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945

    By Todd A. Henry

    Our Price: $49.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780520276550
    • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945

    By Todd a. Henry

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520293151
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    "Moving beyond top-down accounts of colonialism, Assimilating Seoul offers a richly textured, on-the-ground understanding of how Japanese rule operated and was contested in Seoul. The book's careful and vivid reconstruction of the entanglements of the state with city residents makes the powerful argument that the materiality of colonial power should be understood in the configuration and experiences of urban spaces. It is a splendid combination of urban and colonial histories." --Gyan Prakash, author of Mumbai Fables "In this illuminating examination of spatial politics in Japanese-occupied Seoul, Todd Henry takes us into the labyrinth of colonial governmentality. His captivating analysis of public ritual, city planning, and industrial expositions reveals the varied uses of urban form as a technology of rule--as well as the limitations of state power. A model study of the colonial city."--Louise Young, author of Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan "Few issues in the history of world colonialism are as conceptually challenging as the problem of assimilation within the Japanese empire. Henry offers a fascinating approach to the contentious politics of what it meant to be a Korean colonial subject under Japanese rule. The many answers to this problem are sure to stimulate debate."--Andre Schmid, Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto "This is one of the best books on modern Korean history I've read in recent years. Henry breaks new ground, especially in English, in his focus on the 'spaces' of colonial rule, and his command of such rich and varied primary sources is impressive. Assimilating Seoul is a fascinating read."--Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
  • B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War (Osprey Combat Aircraft, No. 42)

    By Robert F. Dorr

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841766546
    • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
    • Published: December 2003
    This book is the story of a majestic bomber of the propeller era flying perilous combat missions against a sleek, nimble warplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A very heavy bomber and a sky giant during World War II, at that time the B-29 was the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. By the time North Korea attacked its southern neighbour in 1950, thus starting the Korean War (1950-1953) the B-29 had been reclassified a medium bomber. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant Asian peninsula.
  • Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America (Nation of Newcomers)

    By Ji-Yeon Yuh

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814796993
    • Publisher: NYU Press
    • Published: April 2004
    Since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, nearly 100,000 Korean women have immigrated to the United States as the wives of American soldiers. Based on extensive oral interviews and archival research, Beyond the Shadow of the Camptowns tells the stories of these women, from their presumed association with U.S. military camptowns and prostitution to their struggles within the intercultural families they create in the United States. Historian Ji-Yeon Yuh argues that military brides are a unique prism through which to view cultural and social contact between Korea and the U.S. After placing these women within the context of Korean-U.S. relations and the legacies of both Japanese and U.S. colonialism vis รก vis military prostitution, Yuh goes on to explore their lives, their coping strategies with their new families, and their relationships with their Korean families and homeland. Topics range from the personal?the role of food in their lives?to the communalthe efforts of military wives to form support groups that enable them to affirm Korean identity that both American and Koreans would deny them. Relayed with warmth and compassion, this is the first in-depth study of Korean military brides, and is a groundbreaking contribution to Asian American, women's, and "new" immigrant studies, while also providing a unique approach to military history.
  • Building Ships, Building a Nation: Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung Hee

    By Hwasook Nam

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780295988993
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS
    • Published: April 2009
  • Christianity in Korea

    By Robert E. Buswell

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780824832063
    • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
    • Published: June 2007
  • Colonial Modernity in Korea

    By Gi-Wook Shin

    Our Price: $20.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674005945
    • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
    • Published: September 2001
  • Colonial Rule and Social Change in Korea 1910-1945

    By Hong Yung Lee

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780295992167
    • Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
    • Published: March 2013
    Colonial Rule and Social Change in Korea 1910-1945 highlights the complex interaction between indigenous activity and colonial governance, emphasizing how Japanese rule adapted to Korean and missionary initiatives, as well as how Koreans found space within the colonial system to show agency. Topics covered range from economic development and national identity to education and family; from peasant uprisings and thought conversion to a comparison of missionary and colonial leprosariums. These various new assessments of Japan's colonial legacy may open up new and illuminating approaches to historical memory that will resonate not just in Korean studies, but in colonial and postcolonial studies in general, and will have implications for the future of regional politics in East Asia.Hong Yung Lee is the author of several texts including Politics of Chinese Cultural Revolution. Clark W. Sorensen is director of the Korean Studies Department at the University of Washington. He is the general editor for the Center for Korea Studies Publication Series and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Korean Studies. Yong-chool Ha is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Social Science at the University of Washington. He has edited or co-authored many books including New Perspectives on International Studies in Korea. The other contributors include Mark E. Caprio, Keunsik Jung, Dong-No Kim, Keong-Il Kim, Ki-seok Kim, Kim Kwang-ok, Yong-Jick Kim, Seong-cheol Oh, and Myoung-Kyu Park.
  • Concise History of Korea

    By Michael J. Seth

    Our Price: $92.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780742540040
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: July 2006
  • The Confucian Transformation of Korea: A Study of Society and Ideology

    By Martina Deuchler

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674160897
    • Publisher: The Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University
    • Published: January 1995
    Legislation to change Korean society along Confucian lines began at the founding of the Choson dynasty in 1392 and had apparently achieved its purpose by the mid seventeenth century. Until this important new study, however, the nature of Koryo society, the stresses induced by the new legislation, and society's resistance to the Neo-Confucian changes imposed by the Choson elite have remained largely unexplored. To explain which aspects of life in Koryo came under attack and why, Martina Deuchler draws on social anthropology to examine ancestor worship, mourning, inheritance, marriage, the position of women, and the formation of descent groups. To examine how Neo-Confucian ideology could become an effective instrument for altering basic aspects of Koryo life, she traces shifts in political and social power as well as the cumulative effect of changes over time. What emerges is a subtle analysis of Choson Korean social and ideological history.

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