History - Korean


  • An Affair with Korea (Center for Korea Studies Publication)

    By Vincent S. R. Brandt

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780295993416
    • Publisher: Center for Korea Studies, University of Washington
    • Published: December 2013
    In 1966 Vincent S. R. Brandt lived in Sokp'o, a poor and isolated South Korean fishing village on the coast of the Yellow Sea, carrying out social anthropological research. At that time, the only way to reach Sokp'o, other than by boat, was a two hour walk along foot paths. This memoir of his experiences in a village with no electricity, running water, or telephone shows Brandt's attempts to adapt to a traditional, preindustrial existence in a small, almost completely self-sufficient community. This vivid account of his growing admiration for an ancient way of life that was doomed, and that most of the villagers themselves despised, illuminates a social world that has almost completely disappeared. Vincent S. R. Brandt lives in rural Vermont.
  • Aim High in Creation!: A One-of-a-Kind Journey inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine

    By Anna Broinowski

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    • 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
  • Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885 1887

    By Stephen A. Royle

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    • ISBN-13: 9781848935815
    • Publisher: Routledge
  • 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

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521407830
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 1993
  • Ask A North Korean: Defectors Talk About Their Lives Inside the World's Most Secretive Nation

    By Daniel Tudor

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    • 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

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    • 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.
  • Belly Button Disc: Selected Poems of Dongho Kim

    By Tong-Ho Kim

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    • ISBN-13: 9781622460274
    • Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
  • Between Ally & Partner: Korea-China Relations & the United States

    By Jae Ho Chung

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231139069
    • Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PRESS
    • Published: October 2006
    China & South Korea have come a long way since they were adversaries. The arc of their relationship since the late 1970s is an excellent model of East-West cooperation and, at the same time, highlightsthe growing impact of China's 'rise' over its regional neighbors, including America's close allies. South Korea-China relations have rarely been studied as an independent theme. The accumulation of more than fifteen years of research, this book constructs a comprehensive portrait of Sino-Korean rapprochement & examines the strategic dilemma that the rise of China has posed for South Korea & its alliance with the United States.
  • Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America (Nation of Newcomers)

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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.
  • Buddhas and Ancestors: Religion and Wealth in Fourteenth-Century Korea

    By Juhn y. Ahn

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780295743394
    • Publisher: University of Washington Press