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The Partition of Korea After World War II: A Global History

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Sixty years after Korea’s partition into South Korea and North Korea, a full understanding of how this partition occurred is still wanting. Based on a careful examination of sources in Russian, English and Korean, including new archival evidence from Moscow, this book seeks to provide this understanding. Taking into account not only the policies of the Soviet Union and the United States but also the roles played by the Koreans themselves, Jongsoo Lee untangles the complex dynamics of the Korean partition, placing this partition in the context of modern world history and the emerging Cold War. Comparing Korea with Germany, Austria, Finland and elsewhere after World War II, Lee suggests possible alternative outcomes to Korean partition, thus shedding light on Korea’s present predicament as she faces the challenges of reunification.

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Sixty years after Korea's partition into South Korea and North Korea, a full understanding of how this partition occurred is still wanting. Based on a careful examination of sources in Russian, English and Korean, including new archival evidence from Moscow, this book seeks to provide this understanding. Taking into account not only the policies of the Soviet Union and the United States but also the roles played by the Koreans themselves, Jongsoo Lee untangles the complex dynamics of the Korean partition, placing this partition in the context of modern world history and the emerging Cold War. Comparing Korea with Germany, Austria, Finland and elsewhere after World War II, Lee suggests possible alternative outcomes to Korean partition, thus shedding light on Korea's present predicament as she faces the challenges of reunification.

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Drawing on archival research in Korean, Russian, and English, this book raises and answers new questions about the division of Korea in 1945 and the failure of all efforts for Korean reunification made between 1945 and 1948 by actors both Korean and foreign. The book addresses the complexity and changes in Stalin's policy toward Korea. Lee argues that the trusteeship decision is the key to understanding the division's origins and how it became a permanent one.

About the Author

Jongsoo Lee is Associate in Research at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Part 1: US and Soviet Policies Towards Korea, 1945-1948 * US and Soviet Policies towards Korea until August 1945 * US and Soviet Policies in August-December 1945 * US and Soviet Policies, December 1945-August 1948 * Part 2: US and Soviet Occupation Policies in Korea and the Korean Responses, 1945-1948 * Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403969828
Author:
Lee, Jongsoo James
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Subject:
Korea - History - Allied occupation, 1945-
Subject:
World History-Korea
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.521 in

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Sixty years after Korea's partition into South Korea and North Korea, a full understanding of how this partition occurred is still wanting. Based on a careful examination of sources in Russian, English and Korean, including new archival evidence from Moscow, this book seeks to provide this understanding. Taking into account not only the policies of the Soviet Union and the United States but also the roles played by the Koreans themselves, Jongsoo Lee untangles the complex dynamics of the Korean partition, placing this partition in the context of modern world history and the emerging Cold War. Comparing Korea with Germany, Austria, Finland and elsewhere after World War II, Lee suggests possible alternative outcomes to Korean partition, thus shedding light on Korea's present predicament as she faces the challenges of reunification.

"Synopsis" by ,
Drawing on archival research in Korean, Russian, and English, this book raises and answers new questions about the division of Korea in 1945 and the failure of all efforts for Korean reunification made between 1945 and 1948 by actors both Korean and foreign. The book addresses the complexity and changes in Stalin's policy toward Korea. Lee argues that the trusteeship decision is the key to understanding the division's origins and how it became a permanent one.
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