History - Korean


  • Across The Perilous Sea

    By Charlotte Von Verschuer

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781933947037
    • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
    • Published: December 2006
  • Aim High in Creation!: A One-of-a-Kind Journey inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine

    By Anna Broinowski

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781628726763
    • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
    • Published: November 2016
  • The Ambivalent Consumer: Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West

    By Sheldon Garon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801473029
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: July 2006
  • Ambivalent Consumer: Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West

    By Sheldon Garon

    Our Price: $53.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801444876
    • Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PRESS
    • Published: July 2006
    This book explores the ambivalence provoked, especially in East & Southeast Asia, by the global spread of 'American' consumer culture. As the world's second largest economy, Japan has long engaged in a vibrant consumerism tempered by deeply held beliefs about morality, thrift, community, & national identity. Its neighbors in East & Southeast Asia--South Korea, China, Malaysia, & Singapore--have likewise anxiously balanced consumption & saving. Examining global phenomena of consumer culture from the perspective of East Asia, the book analyzes the attractions of consumerism as well as the discontents & delimmas that arise from it.
  • America's Man In Korea: The Private Letters of George C. Foulk, 1884-1887

    By Samuel Hawley

    Our Price: $116.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780739120989
    • Publisher: LEXINGTON BOOKS
    • Published: December 2007
    George C. Foulke served two years as the second chargé d'affaires of the American legation to Korea shortly after the "Hermit Kingdom" began to open to the outside world in the 1880s. In this volume, Hawley (practical English, Yonsei U., South Korea) collects the letters sent by Foulke to his family while he was "America's man in Korea." The letters offer a window into the early relations between the US and Korea and include Foulke's often critical thoughts on American policy in Asia and his observations on the complexities of Korean politics. Hawley has also edited Foulke's 1884 diary on his travels in southern Korea, titling it Inside the Hermit Kingdom. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885-1887 (Empires in Perspective)

    By Stephen A. Royle

    Our Price: $165.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781848935815
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: May 2017
  • 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: $80.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521407830
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 1993
  • Arming the Two Koreas: State, Capital and Military Power

    By Taik-Young Hamm

    Our Price: $220.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780415207928
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: August 1999
    (Politics in Asia series).
  • Asia's Unknown Uprisings

    By George Katsiaficas

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781604864571
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: March 2012
    Illuminates the oft-hidden history of 20th-century Korea, from the 1894 Tonghak uprising through the 1980 Gwangju uprising, as well as student, labor and feminist movements--all recounted with attention to their economic and political contexts. Original.
  • Ask A North Korean: Defectors Talk About Their Lives Inside the World's Most Secretive Nation

    By Daniel Tudor

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804849333
    • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
    • Published: March 2018
  • 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

    Our Price: $34.95
    • 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
  • Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas

    By Marcus Noland

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780881322781
    • Published: June 2000
    Examines the current situation in the two Koreas in terms of three major crises: the nuclear confrontation between the US and North Korea, the North Korean famine, and the South Korean financial crisis. The future of the Korean peninsula is explored under three alternative scenarios: successful reform in North Korea, collapse and absorption, and "muddling through," in which North Korea makes regime-preserving reforms that fall short of fundamental transformation. Noland has been a visiting scholar at the Korea Development Institute. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)